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CHEF JEFF -- ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is one of those foods that have been around for a long time and go with many disshes. The following recipe is easy to make and can be supplemented with a number of garnishes or spices to create other dishes.

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Rice pilaf is one of those foods that have been around for a long time and go with many disshes. The following recipe is easy to make and can be supplemented with a number of garnishes or spices to create other dishes.

Rice Pilaf

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or butter

½ cup chopped onions

1 cup jasmine or basmati rice

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1½ cups vegetable broth

2 bay leaves

Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste

Heat oil or butter in small saucepan with tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. Add onions. Saute 3 minutes until soft. Add rice. Continue to saute until rice is coated well with oil or butter. Add broth (or water), bay leaves, salt and pepper; bring to simmer. Cover. Regulate heat so liquid simmers. Cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

Yield: Serves 4.

Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 229 calories, no cholesterol, 43 grams carbohydrates, 0.9 gram total fiber, 2 grams total sugars, 4 grams protein, 355 milligrams sodium.

Grab more food tidbits at the Chef Jeff blog at GrandForksHerald.com.

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