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      Brown Rice
      Measure 2 cups organic brown rice and add to crock-pot. Can use regular brown rice.
      Add 5 cups water.
      Add one 14.5oz can organic ready-cut diced tomatoes (do not drain). Rotel is a favorite to use.
      Add 4 ribs chopped organic celery.
      Chop and add half of a large onion.
      Spice it up by squirting hot chili sauce all over the top before stirring.
      Add favorite herbs for example: 2 tbs no-salt herb blend, 1/2 to 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika (or whatever is desired)
      Stir and cook on high for 2 hours.

      Stir again and check to see how the rice is doing. It will be done when liquid is absorbed but without rice being mushy. Approximately 3-5 hours, depending on crockpot.

      Serves 4 as a main dish with sides, like a salad and a green veggie (for the vegetarians) or serves 8 as a side dish with meat and a veggie. Suggested serving for vegetarians — rice, salad of mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette (flavor melds well with brown rice), and buttered French-style green beans. For the meat eaters — Chicken Thighs with Creamy Garlic Sauce (recipe here at Budget101.com), serving the sauce over the rice, and buttered green beans…French-style, cut, or whole;-D
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