Popcorn-scented basmati is a flavorful alternative to long-grain rice. You can find it on the same aisle as regular rice.
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 (15 1/2-oz.) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 green onions, thinly sliced
How to Make It
Bring broth, butter, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Stir in rice; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until broth is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat, and stir in peas and zest using a fork. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with onions.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mahatma Basmati Rice.
Basmati Rice and Pigeon Peas: Substitute 1 (15-oz.) can green pigeon peas for black-eyed peas. Proceed with recipe as directed.