Pilaf means "delicious grain". Remember: while rice is simmering, toast chopped pecans in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
•1 1/3 cups water
•1 tsp chicken-flavored bouillon granules
•1/2 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
•1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
•1 1/4 cups shredded carrot
•1/2 cup water
•1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
•1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
•1/4 tsp pepper
•1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Combine 1 1/3 cups water and bouillon granules in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, and add rice. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes. Transfer rice to serving dish. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Yield: 8 servings (about 82 calories per 1/2-cup serving).
PROTEIN 1.8/ FAST 2.7/ CARBS 13.2
To make rice dishes such as pilaf even quicker, substitute instant rice (brown) for long-grain. Cook instant rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
Courtesy Oxmoor House, Inc. "Light and Easy Cooking Collection"