Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rice Pilaf [SIDE DISH] Freezer Meal Recipe

RICE PILAF (side dish)
Makes 4 side dishes, 4-6 servings each

1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter
6 cups white rice, uncooked
2 cups chopped carrots (about 4 medium)
1 cup chopped celery (about 4 stalks)
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
8 tsp. chicken bouillon (may substitute vegetable bouillon) granules
4 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. black pepper
4 quart freezer bags, labeled

1.  Heat olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat.  Add rice, carrots, celery and onion; cook, stirring, until rice is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.  Cool.
2.  Divide rice mixture among the freezer bags.  Into each bag, measure 2 teaspoons bouillon, 1 teaspoon parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
3.  Seal and freeze.

Bag Label:
Rice Pilaf (side dish)   Date:_________
Remove from bag & place frozen pilaf
in a medium saucepan & add 3 cups
water. Bring to boil; reduce heat & cook,
covered, for 20 min., or until water is
completely absorbed.

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