Recipe by Annacia
This is a tasty and easy side dish that is also pretty. The julienne carrots are original to the recipe but I use frozen round cut carrots that are still in my freezer from last summer's garden (we had a lot of carrots!) and they work perfectly. That pretty much eliminates all prep time. It reads like a lot of steps but it isn't and goes quickly. I also cut way down on the butter and still get good results and I also find that the given cooking times for the veggies is overlong for my taste. I got this from Epicurious.
Top Review by Lalaloula
This was a yummy, fresh and healthy dish that both my sis and me really enjoyed. I used a mix of rice, wild rice, barley, oat kernels and buckwheat as that's what I had on hand and it added a nice chewy texture and nutty flavour to the meal. I really enjoyed the cinnamon and marjoram, but would have liked a tad more flavour. Maybe next time Ill just double or triple the stated amounts. As I didnt have enough carrot, I used a mix of both carrot and parsnip, which was yummy.
All in all a lovely dish, which was easy to prepare and tasted yummy. Thank you so much for sharing it here with us, Annacia!
Made and reviewed for Zaar Stars December 2010.
- 1 1⁄3 cups chicken stock
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 pinch salt
- 2⁄3 cup rice
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 1 lb carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch julienne
- 2 teaspoons fresh marjoram or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crumbled
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried Greek oregano, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock or 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine 1 1/3 cups stock with turmeric and salt in heavy 2-quart saucepan and bring to boil over high heat.
- Add rice, reduce heat to low, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.
- Remove from heat and fluff with fork. Cover and keep warm.
- Melt butter in heavy large skillet over low heat.
- Add onion, cover and cook until softened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in carrots, increase heat to medium-low and cook uncovered 5 minutes.
- Add marjoram and oregano and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Stir in vinegar, sugar and cinnamon and cook a few minutes to blend flavors.
- Add 1/2 cup stock and simmer gently until carrots are crisp-tender and liquid is evaporated, about 20 minutes.
- Stir carrots into rice. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead to this point and refrigerated. To reheat, turn into buttered baking dish, cover with foil and bake in preheated 325°F oven until hot, about 30 minutes.)
- Mix in parsley.