I am so over cooking...coming home from a summer full of travel has left me so incredibly spoiled, and I have zero desire to step into the kitchen. Granted, this isn't much different than my usual attitude towards the kitchen, but it's even worse after coming home from a trip!
I made this Herbed Basmati Rice Pilaf recipe with Success® Basmati Rice as a quick dinner and liked it so much that I made a second batch to set aside for my weekday lunches!
This recipe is really easy to make and makes for a great side dish or main course if you load up on the ham and peas. I think of it as my healthy answer to our family's favorite pork fried rice that we order from take out!
Success® Basmati Rice is the only boil-in-bag Basmati rice on the market, and I am so thankful for it!
The grains of rice are long and slender, and it elongates 3 to 4 times in length when you cook it.
It has a distinctive fragrance and a fluffy texture that really makes it look appetizing, so picky eaters won't be dissuaded by its appearance.
What I really love about Success® Basmati Rice, well ALL Success® Rice actually, is that it's pre-portioned, boil-in-bag cooking means no mess, no measuring and hello? No burnt rice or rice cookers necessary!
I never fail to burn or not fully cook the rice when I try to cook it conventionally or in a rice cooker. Success® Rice cooks in just ten minutes with no fuss - and I know that it will always come out perfectly!
The white and brown Success® Rice can sit up to 30 minutes before being served, so it's also a great make-ahead option during busy weeknights or as a side dish during dinner parties.
There are four different varieties available including the Success® Basmati Rice, Success® Jasmine Rice, Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success® White Rice, as well as a few aromatic varieties too! You can learn more about all of the Success® Rice options here.
Herbed Basmati Rice Pilaf Recipe
- 1 cup cooked Success® Basmati Rice
- 1 quart water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- ¼ cup pine nuts toasted
- 3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup chopped cooked ham
- ½ cup cooked sweet peas
Prepare Success® Basmati Rice according to package directions - boil in a quart of water for 8-10 minutes.
Drain the water from the pot and press a spoon against the bag of Success® Basmati Rice to remove excess water, then pour the rice back into the your pot - do this while the pot is OFF the stove.
Add the rest of your ingredients into the pot, but save a few green onions to use as a garnish.
Return to stove and cook over medium heat for about five minutes, stirring constantly.
Herbed Basmati Rice Pilaf Recipe
- Prepare Success® Basmati Rice according to package directions - boil in a quart of water for 8-10 minutes.
- Drain the water from the pot and press a spoon against the bag of Success® Basmati Rice to remove excess water, then pour the rice back into the your pot - do this while the pot is OFF the stove.
- Add the rest of your ingredients into the pot, but save a few green onions to use as a garnish.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice.