Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Yummy dinner

I made something really tasty tonight so I thought I would share it.

Green rice with chicken, peas, and almonds

(With a name like that I think they should have called it rice, chicken, peas, almonds, onions, broth, and parsley. Just so nothing felt left out)

2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups long-grain rice
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 lb chicken(I used leftover pork roast)
Salt and pepper
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted

Pulse onions and parsley in a food processor until finely chopped. Heat 2 T oil and add mixture, cook for 3 minutes. Stir in rice and broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes(mine took about 45). Heat 2 T oil in another skillet and cook chicken. Add to rice along with the peas and half of the almonds. Cover the rice and cook until heated through. Serve with remaining almonds.

I think I just really love rice and toasted nuts together. It just has such a great flavor.