Pilafi Rizi (Greek Rice Pilaf)
~ 1 cup of rice
~ 2 cups of hot water or broth (in place of broth mix)
~ 1 tbsp of chicken broth mix (in place of broth)
~ 1 medium size onion very finely chopped
~ 1 red pepper very finely chopped
~ 1 celery stick very finely chopped
~ 2-3 tbsp of olive oil
~ Salt and pepper to taste
|~ Pour the olive oil in a sauce pan to heat up.
~ Add the chopped onion and sauté until is soft and translucent.
~ Add the chopped peppers and celery and sauté for a few minutes.
~ Add the 2 cups of hot water and broth mix or 2 cups of chicken broth and stir to mix with the vegetables.
~ In the meantime, wash the rice under plenty of running water.
~ Add the rice to the sauce pan with the vegetables and broth, add salt and pepper to taste and stir to mix all ingredients.
~ Pour the rice mixture from the sauce pan into a baking dish and spread it out.
~ Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil.
~ Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 35-45 minutes or until all the liquids are absorbed by the rice and the rice is cooked.
~ 1 cup of rice makes 2 servings accompanied with something else.
~ Adjust the ingredients for more servings as long as you have 1 part of rice to 2 parts of broth.
~ Greek Rice Pilaf can be accompanied by a lot of other Greek dishes like Grilled Chicken, Fish,, Stake, Soutzoukakia, a Greek Salad and most of all, Greek plain Yogurt.
~ Good luck and bon appétit.