This was a terrific side dish we enjoyed with our Bourbon Chicken the other day. Nutty, crunchy, and nicely seasoned - it works well as a stand alone side or to serve your favorite saucy protein over.
I really enjoyed the flavor the sauteed onion, nuts, and seasoning blend added to this rice dish. The original recipe calls for brown rice which would yield a heartier dish, but since I buy white rice in bulk at Sam's Club, white rice it is for us! I liked the fluffy white rice texture along with the contrasting textures of the nuts and onion. This is definitely going in my "keeper" pile and I look forward to enjoying this rice dish again soon.
Pecan Rice from Deborah Westbrook on AllRecipes
1 cup white rice
2 tablespoons margarine
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a saucepan bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
- When rice is done, melt margarine in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute onions, pecans, parsley, basil, ginger, pepper and salt. When onions are tender stir mixture into rice and mix well.