suprising amount of flavor from so few simple ingredients. Fast and simple to make. As part of a menu, it was a true favorite. We'll return to this one again and again.
Basmati Rice and Peas
Popcorn-scented basmati is a flavorful alternative to long-grain rice. You can find it on the same aisle as regular rice.
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Stand: 5 Minutes
- 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
- 1. 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.
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