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Vegetable Rice Pilaf

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Ingredients
  Margarine/Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Regular long grain rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), uncooked
  Dried basil leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Canned clear vegetable broth 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 can, ready to serve)
  Frozen peas and carrots 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped sweet red pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh basil sprigs 4 (for garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a medium size saucepan, melt and heat margarine or butter over medium high heat.
2. When hot but not smoking, add rice and basil.
3. Sauté until rice is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
4. Tip in the broth and stir.
5. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
6. Cover pan and reduce the heat.
7. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes
8. Stir in the vegetables.
9. Recover and continue simmering another 10 minutes until the rice and vegetables are tender-crisp and the liquid has been absorbed.
10. Let stand covered in the steam for 5 minutes.

SERVING
11. Fluff the rice using two forks.
12. Turn into a serving casserole.
11. Garnish with basil and serve hot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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