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Rice Pilaf – The Perfect Starch

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This yummy side dish is a fantastic addition to any meal over and over again.  Leftovers?  No problem, just microwave for a couple of minutes (stirring after one minute).  The chives, cheese, and pine nuts are optional, but “step up” this rice dish into something special for your simple celebration.

  • 1 1/2 c. Basmati or Jasmine rice
  • 3 c. water
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 2 t. olive oil
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 c. snipped chives (optional)
  • 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1/3 c. roasted pine nuts (optional)

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan.  Add rice and stir constantly for about 1 minute.  Add water and bouillon cubes then stir.  When water boils, turn heat to low and cover saucepan.  Cook about 15 minutes on gas stove (20 on electric), stirring occasionally until water is absorbed.  Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste (you can make rice up to this point and leave covered for about 15 minutes).  Stir in chives, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts if desired.  Serves 6-8.

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