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Rice Pilaf with Peas and Pine Nuts

No recipe image available.A versatile side dish that goes well with chicken, fish or pork. The recipe doubles or triples easily to feed a family, guests, or to freeze for use another time.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 cup long-grain white rice
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 cups canned chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add rice and turmeric and stir 1 minute. Mix in broth. Cover and simmer over low heat until rice is almost tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add peas, cover and continue simmering until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to bowl and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.

Makes 3 to 4 servings.