This quick rice pilaf recipe gets bright flavor from Thai-inspired ingredients: lime juice, fish sauce, peanuts and plenty of fresh herbs. Serve it with roast pork tenderloin or pan-seared fish.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2014




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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add rice, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit until the water is all or mostly absorbed, about 5 minutes more. Drain any remaining water.

  • Meanwhile, stir lime juice, oil, fish sauce, sugar and crushed red pepper together in a medium bowl until the sugar dissolves.

  • Stir the rice, pineapple, carrot, herbs and scallions into the dressing. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

175 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27.6g 9% DV; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 3102.1IU 62% DV; vitamin c 25.4mg 42% DV; folate 26mcg 7% DV; calcium 32mg 3% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 56.4mg 20% DV; potassium 204.3mg 6% DV; sodium 196.4mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV; added sugar 1g.