Rice... good. Cheese... good. Peas and peppers... good. Add them all together and you have one delicious side dish!
Cheesy Rice Pilaf
Recipe from Salad in a Jar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow bell peppers
1 cup long-grain rice
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
2 cups chicken stock (I make my own)
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 pound Fontina or Mozzarella cheese, diced or grated
Melt butter on medium high heat in medium saucepan. Add chopped onions and bell peppers. Saute until soft but don’t let them brown, about 4 minutes. Add rice, salt, and bay leaf. Cook 1 minute. Stir in stock. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the rice is soft, 15-20 minutes.
Add the peas, cover and continue simmering until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit covered for 10 minutes.
Remove the bay leaf and fluff the rice with a fork. Add the cheese and parsley, and stir. Serve immediately.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Labels: Side Dishes