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Red Pepper Rice Pilaf

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Red Pepper Rice Pilaf
by James Belardo

Wikipedia states that a ‘Pilaf is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth.’ They also say that ‘cooked onion, vegetables, as well as a mix of spices may be added.’ With this particular variation, we keep it rather simple as diced onions and red peppers are the key ingredients.

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked brown rice
2 cups vegetable stock or Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
1 green onion, diced (or 1 shallot)
2 red bell peppers, diced
1/2 lemon (juice)
1/2 cup white wine (Pinot Grigio)
2 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp unsalted butter
fresh oregano (or dried)
flat-leaf parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Directions
1. Sauté green onions (or onions and garlic) and hot pepper flakes (optional) in 2 tbsp olive oil.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - sauté the green onions and hot pepper flakes

2. When the onions show signs of transparency add butter.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the butter

3. When the butter is melted, toss in the uncooked rice. Mix well and let cook for a few minutes.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the rice #RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - mix well

4. Add 1/2 cup of wine and allow the rice to absorb the liquid (mix often).
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - 1/2c of white #wine

5. Once the liquid has been absorbed, add the first cup of stock along with a bit of salt and pepper. Keep mixing and cook until the liquid has been absorbed.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - 1c of vegetable stock #RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - salt and pepper

6. When the liquid is absorbed, add the diced red peppers, mix well.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - toss in the peppers #RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - mix well

7. After a few minutes add the final cup of stock.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - another cup of stock

8. As the rice absorbs the last of the liquid, add the oregano and lemon juice.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - fresh oregano and lemon juice

9. Taste the pilaf to gauge whether you need to add anymore salt and pepper.
#RedPepper #Pilaf #food #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - more s+p if needed

10. Once all of the liquid is absorbed add some flat-leaf parsley.
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Enjoy

 

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Written by Zio James

June 4, 2018 at 3:37 PM

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