Rice pilaf is a classic dish that is popular all over the world. It’s simple to make, delicious, and versatile. It can be served as a side dish or a main course, and can be made with a variety of ingredients. One of the best things about rice pilaf is that it’s a great way to use up any leftover vegetables you may have in your fridge. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make an easy vegetable rice pilaf that’s both healthy and flavorful.
➤ To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
▢2 tsp olive oil
▢1/2 onion, diced
▢1 cup white long-grain rice, uncooked
▢1/2 tsp garlic salt
▢1/2 tsp basil leaves, dried (crushed)
▢1/2 tsp ground turmeric
▢2 cups chicken broth
▢1 cup peas and carrots mix, frozen
➤ How To Make This Easy Vegetable Rice Pilaf :
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook 3 minutes, until translucent.
Add the rice and stir, until the rice is lightly toasted.
Add the garlic salt, basil and turmeric to the skillet and stir until evenly combined.
Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Stir in the peas and carrots, cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and enjoy!
— Becky’s Tips:
Use high-quality ingredients: When making rice pilaf, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients, such as basmati rice and fresh vegetables. This will give your dish a delicious flavor and texture.
Add herbs and spices: If you want to add more flavor to your rice pilaf, consider adding herbs and spices, such as thyme, cumin, or turmeric. These will complement the flavors of the vegetables and make your dish even more delicious.
Toast the rice: Before adding the rice to the saucepan, you can toast it in a dry skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. This will give the rice a nutty flavor and a slightly crunchy texture.
Use broth instead of water: Using vegetable broth instead of water will give your rice pilaf a richer, more flavorful taste.
Let the rice rest: Once the rice is cooked, let it rest for 5-10 minutes before fluffing it with a fork. This will allow the rice to absorb any remaining liquid and become more tender.
In conclusion, this easy vegetable rice pilaf recipe is perfect for a quick and nutritious weeknight meal. With Becky’s tips, you can customize the recipe to your liking and take your rice pilaf to the next level. Give it a try and enjoy the delicious flavors and aromas!
That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
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