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Parsnip Rice

with peas, hemp seeds & basil

Parsnip 'rice' stands up well to flavoring with herbs and spices, but it has a distinctive flavor of its own (far milder than you might expect), and the texture is just right.


2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Hemp Seeds
1 Cup fresh or frozen Green Peas
1 lb Parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
¼ tsp Sea Salt
dash of Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Hemp Oil or high quality Oil like Flax, Sacha Inchi, Avocado, or Olive Oil
Juice of ½ Lemon
¼ Cup (or small handful) chopped fresh Basil


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Blanch the peas until bright green and tender. Submerge in ice water to stop cooking and preserve color; drain and set aside.
  2. Place parsnips, hemp seeds, sea salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process till the mixture is finely chopped, and resembles rice.
  3. Turn parsnip mixture into a bowl, and toss with the peas, hemp oil, lemon, and basil. Done!

Chef's Notes

This recipe is brightened up with green peas and fresh summer basil, along with a squeeze of lemon.

For variety of taste, as well as a protein and healthy fat boost, this recipe includes some hemp seeds and oil. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and cashews would all be good as well. Nutritional yeast would also be a nice addition.

No matter what, it’s hard to mess this recipe up. And, aside from the cleaning involved (food processor, that is), it’s incredibly fast and easy to make: it was done in about 10 minutes.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Choosing Raw.

Submitted By

Gena Hamshaw