Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Rice

This is a fun way to dress up rice. Serve it any time you need some color, not just the holidays.  At other times of the year, I just call it Festive Rice.

By the way, this really is a pinch of this and that... so bare with me...

2 cups of cooked rice. (white or brown)
1/3 cup dried cranberries.
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup peas
2 Tbs of onion sauteed
2 Tbs, of green pepper
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
a pinch of nutmeg, (tiny tiny amount)
a pinch of poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste.

cook the rice to package directions. saute the onions, mushrooms,  and peppers in a little butter for 5 minutes. toast the pecans, mix all ingredients together, and serve.

The heat of the rice and vegetables should plump the cranberries a little.