Green Pea Rice: Simple, easy to make and healthy!


This green pea rice recipe is a great way to season your rice. As you know that rice dishes pretty much goes with any other main dishes or side dishes you prepared and this one is no exception.

However, everyone knows this and probably won't require a recipe for it. The rice and green peas are first stir fried with onion, ginger, garlic, green chili, cinnamon and cloves and then steamed to perfection having each rice grain separated. Simple, easy to make and healthy!

Green Pea Rice Recipe


INGREDIENTS


⭆1 ³/₄ cups water
⭆1 ¹/₄ cups rice, rinsed well, drained, or long-grain white rice
⭆¹/₂ teaspoon salt
⭆¹/₂ cup frozen peas
⭆2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
⭆2 green onions, thinly sliced
⭆2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
⭆Fresh chopped carrots
⭆1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

PREPARATION


Combine 1 ³/₄ cups water, rice, and salt in large saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand covered 15 minutes. Fluff with fork. Cool.

Cook peas in medium saucepan of boiling salted water 1 minute. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add all but 2 tablespoons green onions; sauté 30 seconds. Add rice and sauté until heated through, stirring to break pieces, about 4 minutes. Add peas, lemon juice, carrot, and lemon peel. Sauté 2 minutes to blend flavors. Transfer to serving bowl.
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