Simple Rice and Peas

Simple Rice and Peas

[side dish] [gf]
If your family is having chicken or pork chops for dinner, this would be a great side dish.
measuring cups, sieve, bowl, microwave-safe 1½-quart (1.5 L) glass or ceramic baking dish, measuring spoon, ordinary teaspoon, foil (or lid of baking dish), oven mitts, fork
1 cup (250 mL) long-grain white rice
2 cups (500 mL) chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter
½ cup (125 mL) frozen peas
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Put the rice in the sieve and run it under cold tap water to rinse. Place the sieve of rice over a bowl to drain.
  3. Place the broth and butter in the baking dish, then heat in the microwave on high for 1 minute to warm the broth and melt the butter. Take the dish out of the microwave and mix in the rice and peas. Spread out the mixture evenly in the dish.
  4. Cover the baking dish tightly with a lid or foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes.
  5. Get help removing the dish from the oven and taking off the cover. Wear oven mitts, or get help, to stir the rice with a fork to fluff.
Makes 2½ cups (625 mL).

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