Simple Curry Rice Pilaf

Since embracing vegetarianism I’ve discovered many new flavors. Which doesn’t say much for my meat-eating years? I look back and see that I didn’t stray far from traditional meat-centered meals and rarely braved trying anything too exotic. One of the new flavors I enjoy is curry. One habit I’m forming is using ingredients before they go bad, like veggies and fruit.

I had a green pepper and red pepper I need to use today, any longer and I would need to throw them out. So armed with two peppers and an onion I looked in the cupboards to see what I could use them with.

I have several boxes of Near East products such as rice pilaf, couscous, and falafel. I had yet to try the rice pilaf so I grabbed it. I had the curry flavor rice pilaf. I made the curry rice pilaf according to the directions. Why the curry was going I cut up a half onion, half of the red pepper and about one-third of the green pepper.

Simple Curry Rice Pilaf:
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Serves: 4 Cups
Ingredients
  • 1 Box of Near East Curry Rice Pilaf
  • ½ of an Onion
  • ½ Red Pepper
  • ⅓ Green Pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare Curry Rice Pilaf according to package directions
  2. Dice Onion and add to skillet (I did not use any oil as onions have their own)
  3. Dice Green Pepper
  4. Dice Red Pepper
  5. Once Rice Pilaf is done, mix in the peppers and onions

I did not add any more spices or flavors. I’ve never had the curry flavor rice pilaf and didn’t know what to expect. It had a really good flavor but was not as strong as I thought it would be. If I make this again I think I’d add a little more curry to it for more kick.

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