Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pea rice pilaf with grilled chicken


Spring is finally in my city and it makes me want something green and all the websites are loaded with St.Patrick's Day accessories or dishes! Yes, I really like it green! So for dinned - Minted pea soup with pea rice pilaf with some grilled chicken!

What we need:

300 gr of frozen peas
2 glasses of long grain rice
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper
3 tbsp of olive oil
a handful of chopped parsley and mint

chicken breasts ( 1 breast per person)
salt and pepper
1 lemon zest and juice
thyme

What we have to do:

1. To make pilaf, wash and drain rice.
2. In a pot add olive oil and chopped onion and garlic. Fry until soft. Then add rice. Stir and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add 4 glasses of water or vegetable stock. Cover the pot and let it boil for 8 minutes.
3. Stir the rice and add frozen peas, add salt and some pepper. Mix them into the rice and cook for 2 more minutes. Then cloves the pot carefully, turn off the heat and leave for 10 more minutes.
4. Meanwhile, season chicken breast with salt and pepper, and lemon zest, juice and some chopped thyme. Preheat the grill and place them on it for 5 minutes on each side.
5. Before serving, mix in chopped parsley and mint into pilaf and serve with chicken. Enjoy!
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