Simple, tasty rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, rice, and peas in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and steam until tender, about 20 minutes.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in sunflower seeds, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.

  • Stir cooked rice into onion mixture and cook until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute pine nuts for sunflower seeds.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 46.7g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 82mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2016
7-30-2016 ~Great flavor, pretty on the plate, this plays a great supporting role to any grilled or roasted meat or fish. I love the addition of both the carrots and the peas, which added color and interest. The turmeric, too, contributed beautiful color and flavor beyond the simple, basic rice dish. Neither the pine nuts nor the sunflower seeds spoke to me so I omitted them. Omitted the cayenne pepper too. I preferred not to cook the peas with the rice, which in my opinion would have overcooked them. I simply stirred them in at the last, just before serving. We both enjoyed this with Key West Chicken, also from this site and some fresh sautéed Swiss chard from my garden. In a word, Hubs called this “interesting.” Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2019
I made this last night. It s very pretty -presentation is great. It just didn t have enough flavor for me to be making it again. Good but not great Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2016
7-30-2016 ~Great flavor, pretty on the plate, this plays a great supporting role to any grilled or roasted meat or fish. I love the addition of both the carrots and the peas, which added color and interest. The turmeric, too, contributed beautiful color and flavor beyond the simple, basic rice dish. Neither the pine nuts nor the sunflower seeds spoke to me so I omitted them. Omitted the cayenne pepper too. I preferred not to cook the peas with the rice, which in my opinion would have overcooked them. I simply stirred them in at the last, just before serving. We both enjoyed this with Key West Chicken, also from this site and some fresh sautéed Swiss chard from my garden. In a word, Hubs called this “interesting.” Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
Great! Easy and fast. I used extra turmeric and cayenne and had no peas so I subbed in bell pepper. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2016
Simple to make and simple in ingredients but bursting with flavor. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2019
I made this last night. It s very pretty -presentation is great. It just didn t have enough flavor for me to be making it again. Good but not great Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2017
Great side dish with falafel. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2020
Very nice and went great with our baked flounder. Had to make a couple of substitutions... I used slivered almonds instead of sunflowers, frozen peas, carrots and green beans blend instead of just peas and Italian bread crumbs instead of Panko. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2020
Different flavor for any rice, enjoy the taste! R. Winn Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2016
I was really looking forward to this. I didnt care for it much and neither did my husband. My daughter loved it but not enough to put this on the rotation list. Somehow it was bland and just okay Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2018
Really tasty - easy to make it the main if you don t need meat! Read More
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