Food & Drink Magazine

Seasoned Rice Pilaf

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
 photo DSCN09651_zpsfekwcx0j.jpg
Rice wasn't something we ate a lot of when I was growing up.  My brother wouldn't eat it at all, my mother didn't like it either and when she did cook it, it was always minute rice, which is a sort of instant rice product they have in North America.  Not exactly nutritionally sound    . . . but we did not know that then.  She always made it taste good when she did make it.  She would chop up celery and onion and add some herbs . . .  usually oregano.  That was her favorite add in . . .
  photo DSCN0966_zpstgxl5tj7.jpg
Interestingly enough my brother married a Japanese Canadian and he eats plenty of rice now!  Funny how that goes.   Rice is something I like to cook every now and then.  This recipe here today is a pilaf I have been making for years.  I used to use fine noodles in it instead of the orzo, but now I use orzo, and that works just fine, maybe even better.
 photo DSCN0967_zpsigzrgkoc.jpg
It's nice to have some side dish recipes up your sleeve that you can pull out every now and then to make a change from potatoes.   There are a lot of ready cooked rices on the market today, but it really doesn't take that long to cook your own from scratch . . .
 photo DSCN0968_zps3lyjlqud.jpg
This recipe yields quite a bit of rice.  I divide the finished dish up into lots and freeze it for a later date so we have almost instant rice in the freezer.  It doesn't take long to thaw out.   It has a lovely flavor from the herbs and seasonings.  We quite like it.  In fact . . . I could quite happily sit down and eat just a bowl of this and nothing else!
 photo DSCN0965_zpssahwepu9.jpg
*Seasoned Rice Pilaf*Serves 4 to 6Printable Recipe  
A delicious, cheap and easy side dish.   Tasty tasty!  
65g of butter (1/r cup)420g of uncooled long grain rice (2 cups)50g of uncooked orzo pasta (1/4 cup)1 tsp ground sweet paprika1/2 tsp dried thyme1/2 tsp dried basil560ml of chicken broth (2 1/2 cups)450ml of water (2 cups)  
In a large skillet with a lid, melt the butter until it begins to foam.   Add the rice and orzo, stirring to coat.   Cook, stirring frequently over medium heat until the orzo begins to brown lightly.  Stir in the seasonings and spices.  Add the broth and water.   Bring to the boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer.   Cook for about 20 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.   Serve hot.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Carolina Strong & Have You Marked Yourself Safe?

    Carolina Strong Have Marked Yourself Safe?

    Still getting through Hurricane Florence here in the Carolinas. While I live in central NC, we have had our share of flooding, trees down, power outages and yes... Read more

    The 18 September 2018 by   Midlifemargaritas
    LIFESTYLE
  • Questions to Be Asked About Discussion of Sexual Abuse: Why Is Abuse of...

    Questions Asked About Discussion Sexual Abuse: Abuse Vulnerable Females Adult Males Shrugged Easily?

    Speaking from the vantage point of a "but half-woke" straight male, David Roberts writes, Sexual discrimination, harassment, and abuse are everywhere. Read more

    The 18 September 2018 by   William Lindsey
    LGBTQ, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • What to Do Instead of Counting Calories?

    A while ago, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt met Dr. Jason Fung to discuss calorie counting. Is it the best way to lose weight or is it more complicated than the theory... Read more

    The 18 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    @ San Francisco, CA June 2018 A Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner on final approach for landing at SFO.  Virgin operates 17 Dreamliners in their current fleet,... Read more

    The 18 September 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY
  • On Waiting…

    Waiting…

    We are sitting in a government office in Suleimaniyah (commonly called Suli) and we are waiting. We left Rania at seven in the morning. The sun had already... Read more

    The 18 September 2018 by   Marilyngardner5
    RELIGION, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Is Low-carb the Best Treatment for Reversing Diabetes?

    Low-carb Best Treatment Reversing Diabetes?

    The diabetes diet debate has shifted, and the result could save millions of people. The question used to be, is a low-carb high-fat diet dangerous? Is it going... Read more

    The 18 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • London Design Festival 2018 - Interesting New Designs

    London Design Festival 2018 Interesting Designs

    15 - 23 September 2018 chair ‘Iklwa’, design Mac Collins at 100% design Leading bathroom brand VitrA participates for the first time in designjunction,one of th... Read more

    The 18 September 2018 by   Trendoffice
    HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN

Magazines