Smashed Peas with Rice

Authorlisa
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 cup whole grain rice
 2 tbsp. butter
 ½ small onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
 1 clove garlic, minced
 10-oz package frozen peas
 Pinch salt
 ¼ cup chicken broth
 30 basil leaves (about 1 cup loosely packed)
1

Prepare rice according to package directions.

2

Meanwhile, melt butter in skillet over medium heat.

3

Add chopped onion and cook, stirring frequently, until quite soft but not brown, about 8 minutes.

4

Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes more.

5

Add the peas and a pinch of salt, stir thoroughly with the garlic and onion mixture, and then add the chicken broth.

6

Cover pan and bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes (not more, or the peas will be overdone).

7

Remove from heat and transfer contents to the bowl of a food processor.

8

Add the basil leaves.

9

Process for about 15 seconds, until peas are beginning to be mashed and the basil is chopped but there are still many whole pieces of pea in the mixture.

10

Combine thoroughly with the cooked rice. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

 1 cup whole grain rice
 2 tbsp. butter
 ½ small onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
 1 clove garlic, minced
 10-oz package frozen peas
 Pinch salt
 ¼ cup chicken broth
 30 basil leaves (about 1 cup loosely packed)

Directions

1

Prepare rice according to package directions.

2

Meanwhile, melt butter in skillet over medium heat.

3

Add chopped onion and cook, stirring frequently, until quite soft but not brown, about 8 minutes.

4

Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes more.

5

Add the peas and a pinch of salt, stir thoroughly with the garlic and onion mixture, and then add the chicken broth.

6

Cover pan and bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes (not more, or the peas will be overdone).

7

Remove from heat and transfer contents to the bowl of a food processor.

8

Add the basil leaves.

9

Process for about 15 seconds, until peas are beginning to be mashed and the basil is chopped but there are still many whole pieces of pea in the mixture.

10

Combine thoroughly with the cooked rice. Serve immediately.

Smashed Peas with Rice

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