Recipe Wednesday: Lundberg Rice Pilaf

Recipe Wednesday: Lundberg Rice Pilaf

At the Foodbuzz Festival a few weekends ago one of the vendors at the Tasting Pavilion was Lundberg, an organic and eco-friendly family farm located in the Sacramento Valley. I was fortunate enough to grab a bag of their Olde World Rice Pilaf, along with several of their delicious bags of rice chips!

I decided to try the pilaf mix tonight as a side to the black bean tacos I had for dinner. It’s a nice mix of several types of rice, lentils, split peas and black eyed peas. There is a simple pilaf recipe on the side, but I decided to spice it up a bit, give it some flavor than just cooking it in water. I also wanted to see if I could recreate the box seasoned rice pilaf that my mom makes all the time, which is full of so much sodium I bloat thinking about it! I think I made it work!

Lundberg Rice Pilaf

Ingredients:

1 C Lundberg Rice Pilaf

2 C water

1 vegetable bouillon cube

To taste: dried garlic, dried onions, mixed Italian spices, paprika, and turmeric

Two stalks of green onion, sliced

Directions:

1. In a pot bring all the ingredients except the green onion, to a boil.

2. Bring the contents down to a simmer and cover for 45-50 minutes, or until everything is soft and cooked through.

3. Let sit for 10 minutes and fluff.  Top rice mixture with slice green onions.

Make sure you cook this mixture long enough, because if you don’t everything will be a bit…chewy, as I speak from experience! Still tasted good after cooking it a little longer (I stopped at 40 minutes originally) and would go really well with anything I’m sure!

Let me know if you try it out! I would love to know what you think! And if you have any other ways you would use this mixture; I’m happy to hear your ideas!

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5 Responses to Recipe Wednesday: Lundberg Rice Pilaf

  1. This sounds/looks yummy! I’ve had Lundberg rice before and loved it so I will definitely have to try it out!

  2. I love rice + beans and cooking rice with broth, it gives it so much more flavor than water! Yummm :)

  3. Erica says:

    That looks TOTALLY delicious! What a great and easy side dish

  4. G says:

    Not sure if you already knew this, but Lundberg farms uses bird friendly farming techniques to maintain nesting populations of waterbirds that use the flooded rice fields. They are a pretty cool business.

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