Sweet Veggies With Ham and Rice

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Feb 06, 2013



Serves 6.


What you need:

  • 12 ounces cooked ham
  • 3 medium-sized onions
  • 2 teaspoons pure vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces long-grain brown rice
  • 1 quart water
  • 3 large parsnips
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 pound cooking apples
  • Sugar or honey to sweeten slightly

What to do: 

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and cook onions over a low heat until they are soft and golden. Add the rice and ham. Stir well.
  2. Add the water. Bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Cut carrots and parsnip into thin 2-inch strips and add to the rice.
  4. Add orange juice.
  5. Simmer until the liquid is gone. Then remove the lid, raise the heat slightly, and cook for a few minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Cut apples into wedges.
  8. Fill a smaller saucepan with water and cook the apples over medium-high heat for a few minutes until tender (don't allow the apples to fall apart).
  9. Drain apples and sweeten slightly with honey or sugar.
  10. Serve rice with apple slices in a border around it.
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