Rice Pilaf Microwave Recipe
Recipe Type: rice pilaf, wild rice, lemon zest, chicken
microwave recipe, side dish
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time:10 min
1/2 cup wild and long grain white rice
1-1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
Salt, to taste
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted
In a 1 quart microwave safe casserole dish combine rice, chicken broth and butter. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 10 minutes. Add onion and celery; cook an additional 5 minutes more or until rice is cooked. Taste for seasoning, add salt if needed. Remove from microwave, add lemon zest and toasted almonds reserving 2 teaspoons for garnish.
Serve on acorn squash slices for a unique presentation, (optional).
Acorn Squash Slices
2 slices acorn squash 1/4-inch thick squash, unpeeled
1 teaspoon green onion, sliced thinly
2 (1/2 cup) ramekins or custard cups
fresh rosemary sprig for garnish
Gently simmer squash slices in salted water for 5 minutes; carefully drain and put on serving plates. Spoon pilaf into ramekins pressing with the back of a spoon. Invert onto squash slices; garnish with green onion, rosemary, reserved lemon zest, toasted almonds and serve. This makes a nice presentation!
|Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay|