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Rice Primavera

Rice Primavera dish


1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup asparagus pieces (1-inch pieces)
1 cup (4 oz.) fresh pea pods
1 cup red bell pepper chunks
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 Tbsp. margarine or butter
2 Tbxp. flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups hot, cooked Riceland Extra Long Grain Rice


Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Stir-fry carrots 1 minute.  Add remaining vegetables; stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until tender-crisp.  Remove vegetables from pan.  Melt margarine in skillet.  Stir in flour until blended.  Gradually stir in milk and chicken broth; cook until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.  Stir in vegetables, basil, cheese and rice; toss to coat.  Serve immediately.

Chef's Note:
Substite cooked Riceland 100% Natural Brown Rice for a whole grain base.