Rice and Green Peas
If you are stumped for a healthy side dish recipe, make a quick batch of rice and green peas! This dish is healthy and kid friendly.
Green peas are nutritious and a good source of fiber, vitamin B1, folate, vitmain C and magnesium to name a few goodies.
Bags of frozen green peas are cheap and plentiful so always keep a few in your freezer. Green peas are perfect additions to many rice dishes, soups, stews, salads and delicious plain with a little salt, pepper and butter.
We like to make our rice with chicken broth or a little soup base – either works fine. The soup base will save you money if you enjoy cooking your rice in a chicken or beef flavored broth.
Make this tasty and healthy rice with added green peas! Kid friendly.
- 2 cups chicken broth or 1-2 teaspoons soup base added to 2 cups of water
- 1 cup white rice, uncooked
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a medium sauce pan with a tight fitting lid, bring the chicken broth and salt to a boil.
Stir in the rice; reduce heat and cover the pan with a lid.
Cook for about 16-18 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in green peas and Parmesan cheese. Let sit covered for 4-5 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and top with cheddar cheese.
Green peas make a nice healthy addition to rice – add a little cheese and kids will gobble it up!
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