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
- 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
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.
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.