Spring-y Rice Pilaf

I’ve been experimenting a lot with recipes. I’ve found some not so good ones, some that need some tweeking and some that are just perfect!!

This one is just that perfect! I was inspired by an episode of Rachel Ray to make and veganize the lovely spring rice pilaf!

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Easy Vegan Pilaf with Herbs

The herbs in this pilaf are splendid and so aromatic. The lemon in gives the dish a nice brightness and compliments the herbs just perfectly! The other great part about this dish is that it is super easy too! 🙂

Serves 4

  • 1 cup dill
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup green onions
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 box rice pilaf (Near East is a good, easy to find brand)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup peas (depending on how much you like peas) (frozen works well)
  • 1 package of Beyond Chicken (or other vegan chicken)
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Pulse the dill, parsley, green onions, and spinach in a food processor fitted with an S-blade until chopped finely.

Cook the pilaf according to the package directions.

When you have only five minutes left on the pilaf add the peas and vegan chicken and let cook (I chopped the chicken strips in half but they would be fine to leave whole).

When cooking is complete, stir the mixture together and add the prepared greens.  Add the juice of the lemon and stir to combine. Serve immediately!

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If you don’t have any vegan chicken, it would be fine to leave out and add more green peas or some type of white bean, or just leave as is. It’s a great dish!

What are some of your favorite spring recipes? Here are some spring season fruits and veggies to inspire you! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Spring-y Rice Pilaf

  1. This looks fantastic! I haven’t posted the recipe to my blog yet, but I recently started cooking rice in a liquid made of blended herbs and almond milk. It is absolutely amazing! Similar technique as you did here, but you add almond milk to the blended herbs and then boil the rice in the mixture. It absorbs all the flavor and comes out super creamy and brightly colored!

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