• Parmesan Rice and Pasta Pilaf

    After the pasta and onion are sautéed, the oil is drained to minimize the fat content of this interesting pilaf.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 2/3 cup each
    Calories 172
    Total Fat 6 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 4 mg
    Sodium 193 mg

    Servings and Times

    Servings 6

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Olive oil 2 tablespoons
    Finely broken vermicelli, uncooked ½ cup
    Diced onion 2 tablespoons
    Long-grain white rice, uncooked 1 cup
    Hot chicken stock 1¼ cup  
    Hot water 1¼ cup  
    Ground white pepper ¼ teaspoon
    Bay leaf 1
    Grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons
    1. In a large skillet, heat oil. Sauté vermicelli and onion until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes over medium-high heat. Drain off oil.
    2. Add rice, stock, water, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Fluff with fork. Cover and let stand for 5-20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
    3. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

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