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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.8
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Brown Jasmati/White Basmati Rice Pilaf calories by ingredient
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Brown Jasmati/White Basmati Rice Pilaf

Submitted by: JWALSH2000

Introduction

This blend of brown and white rice is a nice compromise for my kids, who prefer boxed rice pilaf, which is full of crazy ingredients. I haven't yet found a flavorful brown rice and a white rice with the same cooking time, so this is done in two steps. Real chicken broth is the best choice, but I was out today so calculated the recipe using bouillon and broth. Fresh garlic, onion and parsley are, IMO, better than dried but dried gives my kids the "boxed" texture and flavor that they like and is quick and easy. You can also use broken pieces of vermicelli or even spaghetti in place of the orzo. This blend of brown and white rice is a nice compromise for my kids, who prefer boxed rice pilaf, which is full of crazy ingredients. I haven't yet found a flavorful brown rice and a white rice with the same cooking time, so this is done in two steps. Real chicken broth is the best choice, but I was out today so calculated the recipe using bouillon and broth. Fresh garlic, onion and parsley are, IMO, better than dried but dried gives my kids the "boxed" texture and flavor that they like and is quick and easy. You can also use broken pieces of vermicelli or even spaghetti in place of the orzo.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 TBSP orzo
    1/2 cup dry Jasmati rice
    1/2 cup white Basmati rice
    2 cups of chicken broth, divided OR 1 tsp chicken bouillon granules divided and 2 cups water, divided
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 TBSP onion flakes
    dash of parsley flakes

Directions

Heat a heavy-bottom sauce pan and toss in orzo and brown rice, stirring to toast for a minute or two. Then add in either 1 cup of chicken broth or 1/2 tsp bouillon and 1 cup of water. Stir, let come to a boil, then simmer on low, covered, for about 20 minutes.

Then add the white rice and another cup of chicken broth or water and bouillon. Add in garlic, onion and parsley to taste. Stir, bring to a boil and then simmer on low, covered, another 15-20 minutes until rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Size: Makes a little over 2 cups cooked - 6 servings in my house

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JWALSH2000.






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