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The dish is really easy. I use a combination of basil and parsley, but you can experiment with other herb combinations too. The braising method gives the rice a nice texture and makes it more flavourful than plain rice.
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time21 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 200 g long grain rice
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 400 ml roughly boiling water, or double the volume of water to rice
  • 2 x chicken Oxo cubes, crushed
  • salt
  • pepper, lots
  • 2 tbsp cold cubed salted butter
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Heat the 3 tbsp of oil and add the onion and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and coat well with the oil and onions, then add the peas.
  • Add the boiling water and sprinkle in the Oxo cubes; stir and bring back to the boil.
  • Turn down the heat really low and cook for 14 minutes.
  • Once cooked, stir well, add the butter, basil and parsley, re-season, and leave for 5 minutes covered.
  • Serve.
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Nutrition Facts
Simple Braised Rice
Amount per Serving
Calories
389
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Cholesterol
 
16
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
537
mg
23
%
Potassium
 
262
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
51
g
17
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
1010
IU
20
%
Vitamin C
 
28
mg
34
%
Calcium
 
53
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword onion, peas, rice
Course Classic Main Courses, Quick Food, Snack
Cuisine Caribbean, ITV This Morning, Spring, Summer
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