Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rice Pilaf

Here's a nice alternative to plain rice and I really like to use it when I have veggies to use up.  I always like recipes that taste good and are made with ingredients I normally have on hand.   I found this recipe in Preventions Cookbook: Quick recipes for and from the freezer.

Here's the recipe if you plan to freeze it.

Rice Pilaf
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp butter (I omit this due to my daughter's milk allergy)
6 cups white rice, uncooked
2 cups chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
8 tsp chicken boullion granules (I used 4 bouillion cubes)
4 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp pepper
4 freezer bags, 1 gallon

1. Heat olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add rice carrots, celery, and onion. Cook until rice is brown -- 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Cool rice.
4. Divide rice mixture into freezer bags (about 3 cups each). Into each bag add one bouillon cube, tsp parsley and 1/4 tsp pepper.
5. Seal and freeze.

To serve
1. Place frozen pilaf with 3 cups of water. 
2. Bring to boil, reduce heat.  Cover and let cook for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.

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1 comment:

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I love rice dishes like this, total comfort food.


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