Veggie Essentials: Rice with Peas and Carrots

15
Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

Okay, this dish is so easy/peasy to create that you’ve probably made a variation of it a thousand times. My own take on this classic dish is simple… I want to taste peas, and I want to taste carrots.

So, I dropped all the usual suspects, like onions, shallots and additional spices. Plus, I eliminated the oil, and headed straight to the cow… yes, that’s right… nice sweet butter.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 - 3
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 1/2 c
    long-grain white rice, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 c
    fresh (or frozen) green peas
  • 1/2 c
    carrots, freshly cubed
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Veggie Essentials: Rice with Peas and Carrots

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Chef's Note: Cook the rice according to package directions; however, use 1/4 less water. I want toothy rice; not soggy rice.
  4. Chef's Tip: The measurement of 1/2 cup of rice is its precooked/dry volume. Since rice expands as it cooks, if you use 1/2 cup of cooked rice, you won't have enough.
  5. Cover and place the rice in the fridge, overnight, before proceeding.
  6. Add the butter to a sauté pan over medium heat.
  7. When the foaming subsides add the peas and carrots.
  8. Toss in the pan, and keep them moving, until the carrots begin to soften, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  9. Add the rice, and toss with the veggies, about an additional 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from the heat, and season with some salt and pepper.
  11. Chef’s Tip: Don’t be tempted to add additional spices, onions, or anything else, just some rice with, fresh garden peas, and carrots, lovingly sautéed in sweet butter (from a happy cow), and a bit of salt and pepper. That’s all this recipe needs.
  12. PLATE/PRESENT
  13. Eat on its own, or serve it as a side with your favorite protein. Enjoy.
  14. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Veggie Essentials: Rice with Peas and Carrots

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom



Show 16 Comments & Reviews

13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes

13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes


It’s time to grab a cold drink and fire up the grill! While we love to grill chicken, steak, and salmon, grilled side dishes are some of the best. Balsamic vegetables, cheesy potatoes, charred fruit, and foil packets on the grill are must-makes this summer. Whether you’re grilling for your family on a Wednesday night […]

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

17 Sundae Topping Ideas


There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you […]

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles


Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]