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.

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

about 3/4 cup
175 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 27.6g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 6.5g; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 3102.1IU; vitamin c 25.4mg; folate 26mcg; calcium 32mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 56.4mg; potassium 204.3mg; sodium 196.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat