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.


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Microwave the Uncle Ben's Rice pilaf as directed. Set aside.
2
Chop all vegetables, keeping olives and sun dried tomatoes separate.
3
Heat 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.
4
Add 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