Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Rice

This flavorful side dish combines oven-roasted Brussels sprouts with jasmine rice, vanilla pecans, pomegranate seeds and a citrus vinaigrette.

(No Ratings Yet)
Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Instructions

  • This appetizing side dish, made with oven-roasted Brussels sprouts and Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice accented with orange and honey, is so flavorful it just might steal the show from the main dish.

    Step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly charred and tender.

    Step 3

  • While sprouts are roasting, stir together pecan halves and vanilla. Arrange on small parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden, fragrant and toasted.

    Step 4

  • Toss together rice, roasted Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, honey, orange juice, orange zest and pecans. Serve hot or at room temperature.

    Recipe Tips

  • Garnish with cooked and crumbled bacon or finely chopped fresh chives, if desired.

You Can Do it!

You may be looking at this dish thinking, looks great but who’s got the time for that? You do! You heard right, this dish may look time-consuming at first, but it couldn’t be simpler. We’ll give you a few tips for success before starting so that you can make delicious meals, even with a busy schedule!

Quick Tips

Gather your ingredients before you start cooking so you’ll be set up for success.

Once you have your ingredients together, toss your Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet with oil, salt and pepper.  While they are roasting, combine your other ingredients and make the dressing. When your Brussels sprouts are finished, all you need to do is combine and voilá!

To save even more time in the kitchen, use our Ready to Serve White or Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice cups and toss in the microwave for 1 minute.

If you don’t have any vanilla pecans ready before starting, simply use regular, unflavored nuts.

This dish is great for meal prep as it’s easy to bring along to school or to the office. Set aside some time on Sunday and separate this dish into 4 containers. Top with chicken, turkey or your favorite meat alternative for a complete meal.

Although this side dish is naturally vegetarian, feel free to toss on fresh crumbled bacon or shredded rotisserie chicken and feta cheese.