Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vegetable pilaf

Easy and delicious...not to mention low calorie

1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups uncooked long grain rice
1 large onion, chopped
1 pack frozen vegetable mix (carrots, beans, broccoli, cauliflower)
2 Tbsp. black pepper
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. salt

In a large pot, heat the oil and fry the onions for several minutes - stirring frequently - until the onions are becoming translucent. Add the mushrooms, black pepper, salt. stir and cook 3-4 minutes. Now add the vegetables and all the other ingredients, let it boil, then low the heat and cover the pod. Let it simmer 15-20 minutes or until the rice absorbs all the fluids. Done! Now taste it if there is enough salt. You can use this pilaf as a side dish or on its own. 

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