34 Ratings
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  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 4 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 3

Rice combined with a medley of vegetables and spices. A great side dish with chicken and pork. Leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

tooshay
prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
additional:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir carrots, celery, red bell pepper, onion, and garlic until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

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  • Gently stir rice, corn, and peas into vegetables to combine. Pour chicken broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce into rice mixture. Season with lemon pepper, parsley, thyme, saffron, salt, and black pepper, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let pilaf stand covered until grains are separate, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

Be sure not to remove lid at all during cooking process until ready to serve.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

366.15 calories; 8.29 g protein; 71.1 g carbohydrates; 5.27 g fat; 11.45 mg cholesterol; 379.5 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

tooshay
12/30/2013
In all fairness I am the writer of this recipe. It's been quite a few years since I originally wrote this recipe and have made some changes I thought I'd share. I agree with Naples review about using the frozen peas and corn and adding them at the end. This adds a nice additional texture to the dish. The reason I wrote the saffron as optional is because it is pricey and not a typical household staple. I do agree that it is worth using if you can it does add a rich warmth and beautiful color to the dish. It's best to steep it first in warm broth. This recipe really lends itself well to adaptation because of the simplicity of its ingredients. Adding turmeric chili powder curry ginger jalapeno etc. Could transform this to your perfect side. Have fun with it! The leftovers are a wonderful lunch the next day!
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
11/20/2017
At least one of the ingredients gave this a peculiar smell and taste - perhaps the Worsestershire sauce or the soy sauce. I did not have any saffron. I added frozen peas and corn after it came off the stove and let them heat up while the rice sat for 15 minutes. I wish that allrecipes would give authors the opportunity to withdraw recipes to make improvements. Not everyone reads the reviews before making the recipes.
34 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 17
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 4 Rating Star 7
  • 2 Rating Star 3
tooshay
12/30/2013
In all fairness I am the writer of this recipe. It's been quite a few years since I originally wrote this recipe and have made some changes I thought I'd share. I agree with Naples review about using the frozen peas and corn and adding them at the end. This adds a nice additional texture to the dish. The reason I wrote the saffron as optional is because it is pricey and not a typical household staple. I do agree that it is worth using if you can it does add a rich warmth and beautiful color to the dish. It's best to steep it first in warm broth. This recipe really lends itself well to adaptation because of the simplicity of its ingredients. Adding turmeric chili powder curry ginger jalapeno etc. Could transform this to your perfect side. Have fun with it! The leftovers are a wonderful lunch the next day!
(24)
naples34102
01/07/2013
Yes this WAS awesome! Hubs and I both loved it! It's colorful flavorful and interestingly different from most rice side dishes. I did add the optional saffron and really would recommend not omitting it. It adds a unique and appealing flavor as well as a rich and beautiful color. I used both frozen corn and frozen peas adding both straight from the freezer at the end - no need to cook them with the rice! This along with Swiss Chard Sautéed with Lime was an ideal side dish for Spanish Style Albondigas in a Sunny Mediterranean Sauce both recipes from this site.
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Kathryn Terhune Cotton
04/15/2013
I made this with a couple of omissions; I didn't have the red pepper on hand and not sure it needed it. I also left out the corn and celery since I was looking for a traditional simple recipe. It turned out great and we absolutely loved it. No more rice pilaf from a box for us!
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Captain Cook
04/06/2013
Loved it but added chicken tumeric and ginger.
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Ashley Redmond
12/04/2014
I make this once a month just to change up the rice. It turns out perfect everytime and the flavour is awesome!. I use basmatti rice because that is usually what i have at home and just use carrots and peas or whatever veggie i have hanging around. the kids eat it up everytime.
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pelicangal
12/04/2012
This was very nice. I did not have any corn so had to leave it out. Served it with Tonkatsu and Tonkatsu sauce both from AR. Good dinner. I think that next time that I make this I will add some chiles or jalapenos. I think that this would notch up the flavor a little. Thanks so much for posting the recipe
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Janet F L Holland
02/01/2015
Smelled fantastic and was just as good tasting. I substituted cumin curry and turmeric for the saffron thyme and parsley. Also combined half royal rice mixture and half white rice for higher fiber content. Used home processed frozen corn and Osem brand consume' instead of suggested chicken broth to keep it Kosher. Will definitely make again.
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Mamadaee
06/17/2015
I will make this again. It was delicious. I used frozen corn peas and green beans. As a note I added the minced garlic after softening the carrots onions and celery. When the Garlic released its aroma (approx. 1 minute) I then added the remaining ingredients.
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Bruzebra
05/03/2016
Really good. I was going to make fried rice but decided on this to accompany a baked lemon chicken dish instead. Followed the recipe but I had to omit the corn because one of my family doesn't eat it. I'm sure corn would be a good add. I was cooking for seven and there still was lots left over. Will make again.
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