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Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon Best Choice Superior Selections olive oil

1 small onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

2 cups Best Choice long-grain white rice

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

½ tablespoon dried Best Choice Italian seasoning

3 cups Best Choice Vegetable broth

1 small zucchini, diced

½ cup Italian parsley, chopped

 

Directions:

In a large saucepan with a lid, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook the onion, carrot and celery until slightly softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the rice and cook while stirring constantly an additional 3 minutes. Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook two minutes more. Increase heat to high and add the Italian seasoning, vegetable broth and zucchini and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes over low heat. Turn off the stove and let sit for 10 additional minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve with the chopped parsley.

Vegetable Rice Pilaf