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Shiitake Mushrooms and Brown Rice En Papillote

Long used for healing in Asia, meaty shiitakes are one of the best foods to eat for health, boasting a special combination of antioxidants that boost immune function and lower oxidative stress in the body. Try substituting mushrooms for meat in meals -- it slashes calories and improves your well-being without leaving you hungry, according to a study in the journal Appetite.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh greens
  • Lemon wedges

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Cut 4 pieces parchment paper (12-by-16 inches each). Divide rice among each parchment piece. Top with mushrooms and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil.

  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, bake until packet is puffed and mushrooms are cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Divide greens and squeeze with lemon.

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