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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rice Pilaf with BBQ Sausage & Peppers

I apologize for the photos being sideways below. I am having some technical difficulties with blogger lately and Picasa so turning your head slightly to the right will just have to do for now!! :)
This was a quick weeknight meal last week. Hubby bought some lovely homemade sausage from a market up at the cottage and I had lots of peppers from the local farmers market. But I felt I needed some sort of starch to pull the whole meal together. Then I remembered that I had a LOT of white rice in the pantry and pulled together this little retro side dish!
1 Cup White Long Grain Rice
2 Cups low sodium chicken stock
2 Tbsp Butter
1/2 Small Onion, Minced
Pinch of Saffron
Salt & Pepper
In a small pot saute the onion with the butter until onions are translucent over Medium High heat

Add your rice and stir so it is covered in the butter and onions and continue to stir for about 1 minute.

Add your stock, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to low.

Add 1 pinch of saffron to the rice, stir to combine and cover..allowing to simmer on low for about 25 - 30 minutes or until rice is cooked and almost no broth remains.

In the meantime BBQ your Sausage, Peppers and some onions too if you feel like it.

Rice is ready when it is fluffy and light (not sticky!)

Fluff up the rice and serve with your BBQ sausage and peppers (and in my case asparagas too!!)

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