I just love traditional dishes. They have the magical ability to take you back to a place and time that brings a smile to your face. When I was young my parents loved to travel. We visited a lot of fun and exotic places most of them being luxurious resorts on beaches. Many of these resorts had amazing restaurants in and around them. I remember having so many delectable meals. Frog legs in the Bahamas, fresh grouper from Florida and scallops from St. Croix. Delicious rice pilaf was the perfect accompaniment for many of these ocean delicacies. We had such good times and made such great memories.
This Quick and Easy Traditional Rice Pilaf comes together so quickly. This mouthwatering side dish combines jasmine rice, peas, carrots, parsley and green onions. The ingredient list is short but the flavor is so satisfying. I have included a couple of short cuts so that you can get this beauty on the dinner table quickly. This delectable side dish goes perfect with Creamy Lemon Basil Chicken, Dry Rub Sweet Barbecue Pork Tenderloin and Oven Baked Barbecue Beef Brisket. This Sun Dried Tomato Chicken from Dinner at the Zoo is a fellow blogger family favorite!
This Quick and Easy Traditional Rice Pilaf is dependable, delectable and full of healthy nutrition that works with so many chicken, beef, pork and seafood recipes. Put it on your to try list today. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Quick and Easy Traditional Rice Pilaf
- 2 (boil in bags) jasmine rice
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/3 cup carrots matchstick cut
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3 green onions chopped
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 2-4 tablespoons chicken broth
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Cook jasmine rice according to box instructions.
- Meanwhile place peas and carrots in small microwavable bowl. Add two tablespoons of water, cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
- Pour cooked jasmine rice in serving dish and fluff with fork. Add cooked peas and carrots, parsley, green onions and melted butter. Stir in small amounts of chicken broth just to give it a little moisture. It helps the rice to separate and gives it a little flavor boost.
- Season with salt & pepper to taste.
If you do not want to use the boil in bags use 1 cup of jasmine rice in 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth. Bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover with tight fitting lid; reduce heat and simmer for fifteen minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
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