Spicy Rice Pilaf
I found this recipe back in the 1950's and have made some minor adjustments over the years to update the flavor. In summer, I like to serve the pilaf over slices of red tomatoes. Cynthia Gobeli, Norton, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender. Add
- broth and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
- for 15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes longer or until lentils
- and rice are tender. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 148 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 314 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.