Recipe for Greek Style Vegetables with Rice

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saffron rice with vegetables and cilantro on a blue background. the toning. selective focusGreek Style Vegetables with Rice Pilaf (Vegetable Pilafi) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup medium grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cups mixture of chopped vegetables **
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as dill, parsley, or chives

Directions to Make Vegetable Pilafi:

Add the oil to a large skillet and heat on medium-high. Add the onion, garlic, rice, and vegetables and saute them together until the vegetables get soft and the onions are translucent. Add the stock, tomatoes, wine, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Cover the skillet and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture until all the moisture is absorbed and the rice is soft. This should take about 20 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the fresh dill. parsley, or chives just before serving.

** When chopping vegetables for the pilaf, choose any of the following: zucchini, peppers, squash, cauliflower, artichoke hearts, chickpeas, fava beans, artichoke bottoms.

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