Green Rice Pilaf
Source: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day
Author: The Moosewood Collective
Servings: 4
Type: Vegetarian
Total Time: 25 minutes


1 large onion, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
2 tbsps olive oil
1 - 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 tbsp dried mint leaves
1/8 tsp ground black pepper (or to taste)
4 c chopped washed spinach (about 5 oz)
3 tbsps fresh lemon juice
4 cups cooked rice
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
2 tbsps chopped press dill
1 cup grated or crumbled feta cheese

  1. In a heavy skillet, saute the onions in the oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the onions begin to soften.

  2. Add the garlic, mint, and pepper, and continue to saute for 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in the spinach, lemon juice, rice nad green peas.

  4. Add the dill. Cover and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. When the spinach is limp and the rice is hot, top with the feta and serve immediately.

VARIATIONS: (Nutritional information does NOT reflect variations)
Add 2 chopped tomatoes along with the spinach and peas.
Add 1 cup of drained cooked peas along with the spinach and green peas.

NOTE: You can use reduced-fat feta and reduce the amount of oil to lower fat.

Per serving:
Calories: 305 Fat: 9.4 g Carbohydrates: 46.5 g Cholesterol: 17 mg Sodium: 254 mg Protein: 8.7 g

Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home:
Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day

by Moosewood Collective
ISBN: 0671679929

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