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Parmesan Rice and Pasta Pilaf

Parmesan Rice and Pasta Pilaf

This unique pasta and pilaf combination is a tasty side dish that goes well with most main dishes

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 25 minutes 6 servings 2/3 C pilaf


2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 C thin spaghetti (vermicelli), finely broken, uncooked
2 Tbsp onion, diced
1 C long-grain white rice, uncooked
1 1/4 C chicken broth, hot
1 1/4 C water, hot
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1 bay leaf
2 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese

Nutrition Facts 

Calories 208
Total fat 6 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 140 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 33 g
Potassium 90 mg

1, In a large sauté pan, heat the oil.  Sauté vermicelli and onion until golden brown (for about 2–4 minutes) over medium-high heat.  Drain off oil.
2, Add rice, chicken broth, water, pepper, and bay leaf.  Cover and simmer for 15–20 minutes.  Fluff with fork.  Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.  Remove bay leaf.
3, Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, and serve immediately.

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