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Posted: May 24, 2011

Suzan's Summer Pilaf

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            Suzan's Summer Pilaf
Suzan's Summer Pilaf

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> Perfect for: Summer parties, family dinners.
> Make and take: Assemble in a large plastic container and serve warm or at room temperature, as a main dish or a side salad.
> Made famous by: Suzan Sherburn of Atlanta, who makes it with herbs, tomatoes and peppers from her own garden. "It's healthy and tasty, my favorite combination, " she said.
This speedy dish can be served on the side or as a light summer supper.

 

Hands on time: 15 minutes  Total time: 15 minutes  Serves: 8

Ingredients:

    2 (8.8-ounce packages) Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, Whole Grain Brown or Long Grain & Wild flavor
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 medium or 1 large zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced crosswise
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
    1 (4-ounce) tube herbed goat cheese, crumbled
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs such as basil, oregano or thyme
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Cook rice in microwave according to instructions on package. In the meantime, heat oil over medium heat in frying pan and saute zucchini and red pepper until just softened, about 5 minutes. Toss rice, zucchini, red pepper, tomatoes, goat cheese, herbs and lemon juice in large bowl, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition:

Per serving: 304 calories (percent of calories from fat, 20), 10 grams protein, 51 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 7 grams fat (4 grams saturated), 15 milligrams cholesterol, 53 milligrams sodium.         


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