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Zesty Herbed Rice Pilaf

The zesty flavor of onion is great with the crunch of celery in this light dish. It's a tasty side dish for a holiday meal. I sometimes add chopped shrimp, chicken or beef to make it into a one-dish meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the rice, celery and onion in butter until the rice is lightly browned and the vegetables are tender.
  • Spoon into a greased 2-qt. casserole. Combine all the remaining ingredients; pour over rice mixture. Cover and bake at 325° for 50 minutes or until rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
0.700 cup: 235 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 424mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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