Ginger Scallion Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf with Peas pic2

Rice is not an exciting dish by any mean. However, it is the most important food in my life. I grew up eating steamed rice since I was a little girl into adulthood. No matter what other scrumptious dishes I might have had, at the end of the day I still wanted a bowl of simple rice. I could not go to bed happy unless I had rice during the day. Rice may appear to be plain and boring compared to many savory food choices in the fine restaurants and household kitchens. Yet it is the ultimate comfort food Chinese people must have everyday. Without question, rice is hands down our number one staple food.

Rice pilaf is a fancy dish to me since I eat mostly plain rice and fried rice. But rice is rice,
I can make rice pilaf too. I prefer making rice pilaf with ginger and green onions (scallions) in the rice cooker. The sweet peas speak to the rice, complimenting each other nicely. The end results were so much better than expected. This rice pilaf is incredibly aromatic with delicious soft texture. I make extra rice in order to have leftovers for the next day. It is a healthy vegetarian dish with plenty of flavors, a beautiful side dish for holidays.

 

Ginger Scallion Rice Pilaf

Add ginger, green onions and salt in a glass container, mix together. In a small sauce pan over medium temperature, add olive oil. Heat about 5 minutes until just hot. Pour the hot oil over the veggie in the glass container, 1/2 at a time. Mix well, set aside for the rice.

Rice Pilaf with Peas pic4

Cook the rice in the rice cooker according to instructions. When the rice is done, steam the sweet peas in the microwave according to instructions.

Stir to loosen the cooked rice. Add the ginger scallion sauce and steamed sweet peas to the rice, mix everything together. Cover the rice pot and keep warm for 15 minutes to bring out the flavor. Serve with main dish. (Tips: Divide leftovers into personal servings, keep in freezer. You have food for the entire week.)

Rice Pilaf with Peas pic5

 

Print recipe:

Ginger Scallion Rice Pilaf

  • Servings: 4 to 5 | Recipe by Leslie at Soups Ahoy
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Ingredients and Instructions

Rice:
2 to 3 cups (6 oz ea) raw jasmine rice, cooked in rice cooker
1 small bag frozen steamable sweet peas, steamed in microwave

Ginger Scallion Sauce:
1 medium chunk fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped, about 1/4 cup
1 bunch (10-12) green onions, chopped, 1 cup or more
1 teaspoon regular salt
1/3 cup olive oil

Add ginger, green onions and salt in a glass container, mix together. In a small sauce pan over medium temperature, add olive oil. Heat about 5 minutes until just hot. Pour the hot oil over the veggie in the glass container, 1/2 at a time. Mix well, set aside for the rice.

Cook the rice in the rice cooker according to instructions. When the rice is done, steam the sweet peas in the microwave according to instructions.

Stir to loosen the cooked rice. Add the ginger scallion sauce and steamed sweet peas to the rice, mix everything together. Cover the rice pot and keep warm for 15 minutes to bring out the flavor. Serve with main dish. (Tips: Divide leftovers into personal servings, keep in freezer. You have food for the entire week.)


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