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Pilau is a Swahili dish of rice cooked in a seasoned broth mixed with vegetables and meat. This spicy recipe uses turkey, naturally lower in fat and still just as flavorful!
- 1⁄2 lb smoked turkey bacon
- 1⁄2 cup shallot, finely chopped
- 3 jalapenos, seeded and minced
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
- 3 lbs roma tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 3 1⁄2 cups jasmine rice
- 4 1⁄4 cups fat free chicken broth
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 ounces smoked ham, diced small
- 2 cups frozen baby peas, thawed and at room temp
- 1⁄4 cup scallion, chopped
- Brown bacon in large skillet. When crispy, remove from skillet and dice. Set aside.
- Add to skillet shallots, jalapenos, and garlic. Cook over low heat 10 minutes, stirring often.
- Raise heat to medium and add tomatoes. Cook 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Transfer mixture large pot with fitted lid. Stir in rice, broth, wine, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
- Add ham and peas to top of mixture. Do not stir! Cover and let rice 5-10 minutes.
- Fluff rice and toss mixture.
- Spoon into individual bowls, sprinkle with bacon bits and scallions; serve.