"Rice combined with a medley of vegetables and spices. A great side dish with chicken and pork.
Leftovers are great for lunch the next day." — tooshay
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carrots, finely chopped
celery, finely chopped
red bell pepper, diced
onion, finely chopped
1 (8.75 ounce) can
no-salt-added sweet corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) can
no-salt-added sweet peas, drained
5 1/2 cups
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
dried crushed parsley
dried crushed thyme
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Yes, this WAS awesome! Hubs and I both loved it! It's colorful, flavorful, and interestingly different from most rice side dishes. I did add the optional saffron and really would recommend not omitting it. It adds a unique and appealing flavor as well as a rich and beautiful color. I used both frozen corn and frozen peas, adding both, straight from the freezer, at the end - no need to cook them with the rice! This, along with Swiss Chard Sautéed with Lime, was an ideal side dish for Spanish Style Albondigas in a Sunny Mediterranean Sauce, both recipes from this site.
I made this with a couple of omissions; I didn't have the red pepper on hand and not sure it needed it. I also left out the corn and celery since I was looking for a traditional, simple recipe. It turned out great and we absolutely loved it. No more rice pilaf from a box for us!
I was a bit disappointed.... It smelled and looked great, but the taste was just so-so. Also a bit too mushy. I think if I made it again, I'd eliminate the canned peas. But all in all, it was okay.
Loved it but added chicken, tumeric, and ginger.
This was very nice. I did not have any corn so had to leave it out. Served it with Tonkatsu and Tonkatsu sauce both from AR. Good dinner. I think that next time that I make this I will add some chiles or jalapenos. I think that this would notch up the flavor a little. Thanks so much for posting the recipe
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Awesome Rice Pilaf
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 50
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