Lemon Rice Pilaf

I love carbs.  Carbs in any form.  These particular carbs make a great side dish for something like Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, or on it’s own with some veggies thrown in for a vegetarian/vegan meal.

To begin, heat some olive oil in a saucepan, and throw in some onions and shallots.  Once those have softened and turned a nice golden brown, add your rice and stir to coat.

Rice mixture

Next up add the broth and lemon juice, and bring to a boil.

About 20 minutes later….Voila!

Lemon Rice Pilaf

Lemon Rice Pilaf Recipe

4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 large shallots, minced
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ cups long grain rice
14 ounces vegetable broth
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ tsp salt and pepper to taste

1.  Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Add shallots and cook for a few minutes, until golden brown.

2.  Add rice to pan, and stir to coat grains with shallot and garlic mixture.

3.  Add broth and bring to a boil.  Cook for 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

4.  Fluff with a fork and add chives, salt and pepper to taste.  Serve!

From:  Bon Appetite Cookbook

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