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    It's Thyme for Rice Pilaf

    It's Thyme for Rice Pilaf. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    48 mins

    10 mins

    38 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    A delightful little rice dish packed with herbs and veggies- the broth can be changed to suit your needs: beef broth for meat; vegetable broth for vegetarians, etc. Very versatile!

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    1. 1
      Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan; add onion, carrots, celery, green pepper, and garlic, cooking until tender.
    2. 2
      Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
    3. 3
      Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in pan; add rice and cook, stirring constantly, until rice is light brown.
    4. 4
      Do not burn rice.
    5. 5
      Stir in chicken broth, water, frozen peas, cooked vegetables, parsley, thyme, Tabasco, and salt and pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
    7. 7
      Fluff with fork before serving.
    8. 8
      Tip: if rice seems wet, place clean dishtowel firmly between lid and pan; let rest for 10-15 minutes while towel absorbs excess liquid.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 08, 2002


      Sue, this is so good, how do I thank you? This tasted like its come from the best hotel in the world. It was very flavourful and an extremely good comfort food. I did substitute the butter/margarine with cooking oil and the Tobasco sauce with Soy sauce as I didnt have that on hand. Otherwise, I stuck to the recipe. One thing that I wanted to point out was that after the veggies are cooked and kept aside, when the rice is added in, its not necessary to stir fry it for 7-8 minutes to obtain the light brown colour. The colour comes to the light brown shade within 2-3 minutes maximum. Keeping the rice without any liquid(stock/water) for 7-8 minutes would DEFINITELY result in burning the rice. This is otherwise a perfect recipe for a lunch party! Thanks, will make it the next time we have a party!

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    • on March 20, 2013


      Excellent rice recipe! Love all the flavors and color. I added more veggies and had to skip the parsley because I was out. DH and I both loved it. I'm looking forward to making this as a side for kebabs. Thanks for sharing this keeper recipe.

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    • on January 30, 2013


      I enjoyed this very much, thanks for a great dinner.

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    Nutritional Facts for It's Thyme for Rice Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (187 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 212.0
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 242.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 4.6 g

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