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  • 8 oz brown rice
  • 18 fl oz water
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped [or any other green herbs such as basil and spring onions]


  • Wash the brown rice thoroughly and add to a large pot of boiling water (18 fl oz), stirring once. Simmer covered for about 25 – 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid absorbed.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and garlic as well as salt and pepper and mix through the rice while it is still warm.
  • Let the rice stand until cooled off, then mix in the herbs.

photo credit: Arria Belli 015/366 – Brown rice (license)

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Dee is an Adv. Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Adv. Color/Crystal Therapist, Herbalist, Dr. of Reflexology and single mom who is dedicated to helping others any way she can.

One way she chooses to help is by offering information on the benefits and uses of natural health and healing methods for the well-being of both people and pets.