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Brown Rice Hemp Pilaf

February 17, 2012, 3:02 pm

2 cups brown basmati rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
3 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 cup shredded carrots
4 cups boiling vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup hemp hearts

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and add shallot, green onion, carrots and rice. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add stock, turmeric and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook without stirring for 50 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in hemp hearts and serve. Serves 8.

Hempseed is very versatile and can be added to smoothies, baked goods, cereals, omelettes, yogurt, soups, salads, or veggies.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
The two are related through the same genus of plant but hemp does not contain delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which brings about the “high” associated with marijuana. You will not get “high” from eating hemp.

Hempseed is highly nutritious, easily digestible, and offers a complete source of all the following: protein, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids.