Pam's Fast N Fancy Rice Pilaf

Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

For some reason, Fish and Rice just seem meant for each other to me. I developed this recipe when looking for a kind of Fancy side dish to serve with some grilled Salmon. It is fast because it is based on a package of Uncle Ben's Rice Pilaf, which takes only 90 seconds in the microwave. With a five minute chop of veggies and a five minute saute, you can have a wonderful side.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
3-4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

1 pkg
uncle ben's 90 second rice pilaf
1/2
shallot minced
2 small
roasted garlic cloves mashed
2
scallions white and part of green, sliced fine
10
snow peas, jullienned on the bias (use more or less as desired)
1/4 c
fine chopped celery
6
pitted green olives chopped
4
pieces of oil cured sun dried tomato chopped fine
1 Tbsp
butter or oil (use oil for vegetarian option)
toasted pine nuts (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Microwave the Uncle Ben's Rice pilaf as directed. Set aside.
2Chop all vegetables, keeping olives and sun dried tomatoes separate.
3Heat small skillet 8" to medium high and add oil or butter. When hot, add all veggies but the olives and tomatoes. Turn heat to medium and saute vegetables 5 minutes or until soft and barely starting to brown. When soft, turn heat to medium low.
4Add olives, tomato, and preheated Pilaf to skillet. Stir to combine and to reheat rice if needed. Sprinkle with toasted pinenuts if desired and serve.
Serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy