RECIPE

Green Rice and Peas

Add fresh herbs and peas to rice for an inviting side dish. Serve with Reverse Marinade, Hot and Sweet Pepper Chicken and Shrimp.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or pasted
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1 small bunch tarragon, leaves stripped

Preparation

Put the rice, stock and water in a pot; bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 18 minutes. Put the peas in a bowl to defrost while the rice cooks.

Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic and EVOO; add to a blender with the basil, parsley and tarragon and puree.

Fluff the rice with a fork and add to the bowl with the peas. Pour the dressing over the top and toss to combine; serve or chill.

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