Rice Pilaf with Peas and Pine Nuts
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.
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
- Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.
- 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.
- Add peas, cover and continue simmering until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer to bowl and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.
Makes 3 to 4 servings.