Brown Rice with Vegetables and Beans

Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate so it digests more slowly than white and is therefore a better choice nutritionally. 

3 cups cooked brown rice  prepared in advance

2 T. olive oil                                                              1/2 cup chopped onion                    

1/2 cup  green peas (frozen or fresh)                     1 cup chopped mushrooms

 1/4 teaspoon sea  salt                                               1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a skillet over medium low heat, warm olive oil. Cook chopped onion and green peas and mushrooms in oil for 4 minutes. Add rice, salt and pepper; cook until hot and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.   Add a splash of lemon for flavor.       Serves 4.

If you want to have a meatless meal and still have more protein, add 1 can of rinsed cooked beans of your choice to the ingredients. 

A complimentary side dish of steamed broccoli completes the meal.