Near East Rice Pilaf

Near East Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf is typically a blend of rice, spices and toasted pasta. Pilafs can also have ingredients added such as other grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables, meat or seafood — the variations are as endless as your creativity!

Near East® rice blends combine long grain rice with nutty, chewy wild rice to bring a change of taste and texture to your menu.

Based on Hannah Kalajian’s recipe, Near East® Original Rice Pilaf is made from premium parboiled long grain rice, toasted orzo and a delicious blend of herbs and spices. Each 2.25 LB package makes about 18 – 1 cup servings.

Item# 76410

Near East® Rice Pilaf comes with a separate packet containing a unique blend of herbs, spices and other special ingredients to create an authentic flavor! Whether you serve pilaf as a side dish as directed, prepared with your own twist or as the main course Near East® Rice Pilaf is the perfect addition to any meal.

Directions

RANGE TOP DIRECTIONS
In medium saucepan, bring 1-3/4 cups water and 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil just to a boil.
Stir in rice and contents of Spice Sack. Return to a boil.
Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until most of water is absorbed.
Fluff pilaf lightly with fork before serving.
Makes 3 cups

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS
In round 2-quart microwaveable glass casserole, combine rice, contents of Spice Sack, 2-1/4 cups water and 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil.
Cover, microwave at HIGH 18 to 21 minutes or until most of water is absorbed.*
Let stand about 5 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
Fluff pilaf lightly with fork before serving.
* Microwave ovens may vary. Adjust times as needed.

ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS
Follow the above preparation directions, except omit butter or olive oil and add additional 3 tablespoons water. (For information about Sodium and other Nutrients, see the Ingredient and Nutrition Information listed with this product.)

Nutrition Information

INGREDIENTS
parboiled long grain rice, orzo (macaroni product made from wheat flour), salt, autolyzed yeast extract*, onions*, garlic*, turmeric spice which imparts color. *dried contains wheat ingredients.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 2.0 oz

Nutrition Per Serving as Packaged as Prepared
Calories 190 220
Calories from Fat 0 35

% Daily Value **
Total Fat 0.5g 1% 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 3%
Sodium 780mg 32% 34%
Total Carbs 43g 14% 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0% 2%
Vitamin C 0% 0%
Calcium 0% 0%
Iron 2% 2%

* Amount as packaged. When prepared as directed, a serving of rice and seasoning plus butter provides 4g Total Fat (2g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat), 10mg Cholesterol, 810mg Sodium, 43g Total Carbohydrate (1g Dietary Fiber, 0g Sugars), and 4g Protein.

** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
preparation instructions