Rice and Peas

A favorable rice side dish that is easy to make and inexpensive. The secrete to this dish is the rice is cooked in chicken broth.  If you don’t have chicken broth you can use chicken bullion cubes or soup base.  Add some peas and a sprinkle of your favorite herbs will give you a side dish that everyone will love.  I used homemade chicken stock.

I sometimes run out of ideas to make a everyday meal interesting.  Rice is something I never think to fix for dinner.  It makes a nice change from potatoes or pasta.  Also rice is a budget stretcher that can become a staple to keep on hand to use when you are out of money and ideas.

Rice and Peas

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas

Directions:

In a heavy bottom sauce pan add rice, broth, salt and margarine.  Stir and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil and reduce the temperature to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes check to see if more water is needed and add 1/2 cup water. Return lid and continue to cook.  When rice is cooked toss in peas and parsley.  The heat from the rice should be enough to thaw the peas.  Peas will remain bright green this way in the dish. Serve immediately.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Robin says:

    That’s a great way to change up rice! Hubby loves rice on the side, whereas I thinking it’s kind of boring. I’ll have to try this!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I used homemade chicken stock so you might want to use a chicken bullion cube instead of salt to punch up the flavor of commercial chicken broth. There is also the option of using other herbs to change things around. I have a couple of more recipes for rice side dishes that I will be making in the future. I am trying to use up some rice that I have on hand. Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Love it! This is a favourite dish for me too and I almost always cook rice in chicken broth. It adds so much flavour, and extra nutrition when you have done what you did and use homemade broth. Well done! If I had leftovers of this, I’d add some canned tuna and have it for lunch!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for stopping in. I can my own stock using a pressure canner so I always have some on hand. I try not to let anything go to waste.

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  3. AJ says:

    And leftover rice makes awesome rice pudding:)

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks. I love rice pudding.

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      1. AJ says:

        I do too and it’s really the only reason I make rice as a side dish on occasion

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  4. This sounds very yummy – it is something that I have not had in many years and now I want to make some!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It makes a nice change from regular routine. Thanks for stopping in.

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  5. zippyquilts says:

    I am familiar with rice and peas from the caribbean, but I think those are dried pigeon peas, which would make for more protein. Likely yours is prettier, though. And yummy either way!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for your comment.

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