Peas And Rice Pilaf Recipe


Preparation Time1 Hr 15 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In2 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Long grain rice1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Butter2 Tablespoon (Margarine)
 Cinnamon stick1
 Cardamom pods3 , cracked
 Whole cloves4
 Boiling water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Frozen peas1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Instant minced garlic1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Yogurt1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 215 Calories from Fat 39

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.9%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11.1 mg

Sodium 506 mg21.1%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 0.82 g3.3%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 4 g7.7%

Vitamin A 7.1% Vitamin C 3.8%

Calcium 2% Iron 3.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash rice and soak for 30 minutes in water to cover.
Melt butter in a saucepan.
Add cinnamon.
Tie cardamom pods, peppercorns, and cloves in a cloth bag, and add.
Saute spices until butter begins to brown.
Add drained rice.
Stir and cook until rice is dry and begins to stick to bottom of pan.
Add boiling water and salt.
Stir only once.
Cook, uncovered, in a casserole or ovenproof dish in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 25 minutes, or until rice has absorbed all the water.
Combine peas, instant minced garlic, and yogurt.
Add to rice and toss lightly with a fork.
Cover and return to oven, cook for 15 minutes in a very slow oven (250°F.).
Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.