Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday Supper with Rice and Vegetable Pilaf

Sunday is the day, we make a point of sitting down together to enjoy the pleasure that comes with enjoying a good meal with family and friends. We eat, and we do it well.  Monday through Friday, we are flinging food, opening cans, listening to the beep of the microwave, hauling tail through the drive thru, and moving at a constant pace.  There are days where food is very random-it is whatever you can scrounge, leftovers from the weekend but on Sunday, that's different.

Our traditional Sunday gathering is not always at our home.  We take the show on the road too.  This past Sunday, our friends were feeling the upcoming summer veggie craze too and prepared an entire meal that smacked of Summer.  Do you think we are tired of being cold and wet?  Yes, we are!

I wanted to share with you the recipe for the vegetable rice-pilaf dish that we enjoyed this weekend.


Can you feel the upcoming Summer veggie craze too? Look at those Summer colors!


Rice-Vegetable Pilaf
Serves 6-8
Recipe from Southern Living and Prepared by Jonathan Cohea


Ingredients:
1-1/3 cups water
1 teaspoon chicken-flavored bouillon granules
1/2 cup long grain rice, uncooked (Note: brown rice was used)
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1-1/2 cups coarsely shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions:
Combine water and bouillon granules in a saucepan; bring to a boil.  Add rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.

Remove from heat; uncover and stir in mushrooms and next 5 ingredients.  Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Cook over low heat 5 minutes until excess moisture has evaporated.  Sprinkle with pecans.

Enjoy!

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43 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Velva, I sure would have enjoyed pulling up a chair to that Sunday meal! Oh, that plate full of goodness looks so beautiful. I am longing for the summer days, too. Thank you. Blessings ~ Tanna

Hamaree Rasoi said...

last click looks so vibrant ...so bight and colorful vegetable...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have made a note of this it sounds delicious. Diane

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Such a crowd pleaser! I love all the veggies in your rice, fresh, healthy and delicious!

Katerina said...

This surely is a spring dish and it looks healthy and delicious Velva!

TKW said...

That's gorgeous! I'm definitely bookmarking this one for warmer days!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Beautiful. Amazing colors!

Now Serving said...

What a sumptuous looking supper - I am sure it was recd with grand applause :)

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Ana Powell said...

I am really looking forward to the Summer, I had enough of the rain, the dark and short days.
Your dish is very inspirational, full of colour and awesome flavours.
Well done ♥

Claudia said...
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Claudia said...

I would love to usher in the growing season with your delicious and fresh pilaf. Sunday suppers are so civilized.

Nancy and Vijay said...

The colors are beautiful!

Domestic Goddess Wannabe said...

Lovely - good-mood inducing colours :)

Marguerite said...

Your Sunday dinners sound wonderful. Love veggies and this rice pilaf looks fab. Thanks for the great recipe!

Rumana Rawat said...

Awesome yaar... and so colorful:)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a nice meal! Your pilaf looks wonderful!

ValleyWriter said...

I love the Sunday supper tradition, too - and this rice looks like a perfect dish to add to the menu. I love how all the veggies look so bright - definitely reminds me of summer!

That Girl said...

There is something so very fancy about making rice pilaf at home

Pushpa said...

Delicious and colorful rice pilaf.

Lea Ann said...

Beautiful dish Velva. I love your Sunday posts.

Anna's Table said...

Velva, thanks for bringing a bit of summer into our homes with your colourful rice pilaf dish.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I love rice, and those bright colors have cheered me already!

Rita said...

We do love Rice Pilaff;my dear husband would eat it every day. Great combination and with pecans.
Rita

From the Kitchen said...

This makes sitting down together deliciously worthwhile!

Best,
Bonnie

Kim said...

Oh yes! Seeing all that color makes me happy. I love all the veggies, as well as the toasted pecans that are added to this rice pilaf. Looks like you ate very well over the weekend.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It's fun to share meals like this with family and friends on the weekends. We try to do the same thing whenever possible.

This sounds like a delicious pilaf!

Hungry Dog said...

So beautiful and colorful!! Gets me excited for summer.

Taste of Beirut said...

A perfect meal to enjoy a real family dinner, savoring each bite.

Mary said...

Velva, this really sounds delicious. The color alone would brighten the day. All at your table had a special treat. Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

Design Wine and Dine said...

It's funny - I have been thinking about making rice-pilaf...I think I saw Ina make some the other day and it's been on my mind! Now even more so! Beautiful!

I want to join you guys on Sundays!!!!!

Momgateway said...

It's a perfect spring dish...so colorful and fun...

teresa said...

this is so lovely and looks so healthy! wonderful post!

Chris said...

All of those fresh veggies make this pilaf vibrant!

Susi said...

Velva, this rice pilaf is gorgeous. I just adore how vibrant all the colors are. The pecans though are what make me swoon in this dish :o)

ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

I love the fun of a Sunday dinner. This beautiful rice dish really has me feeling very ready for summer and the taste and colors of summer vegetables.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

They say that you eat with your eyes first. Well this pilaf is making me drool. I adore vegetables and this dish looks like it fits the bill. Yum!

Lyndsey said...

This a wonderful colorful pilaf! Perfect for weekends, and any meal!

Barbara said...

Looks wonderful, Velva. My SIL used to make a pilaf with some kind of sausage in it...we all loved it. I have the recipe someplace but haven't made it in years. Pilaf is always such a great side dish and yours is a main course!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This looks delicious. Funny thing, I've really come to appreciate parsley lately and try to incorporate it into many dishes. I think since I started growing my own it's made me appreciate it more! I will be giving this recipe a try!

Olga said...

This pilaf looks like a bouquet of flowers. Wonderful photos and inspiring recipe!

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Chef E said...

This looks and sounds great! I just read you are in New Orleans- JEALOUS :) My mom is from there, we spent many fun summers in that place, before I knew what it really was...history and food that is!

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