Rice Pilaf with Roasted Root Vegetables & Wild Mushrooms

This flavorful pilaf is simmered in our rich chicken stock and topped with roasted veggies and sautéed wild mushrooms.

2 cups F&L rice blend
4 cups chicken stock
2 Cipollini onions, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon sweet ground chile pepper
2 cups Roasted Root Vegetables (see recipe)
½ cup reconstituted and sautéed dried wild mushrooms (see method)
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

1. In a medium saucepan fitted with a lid, melt the butter over medium heat, then add diced onion and garlic and sauté until onion is soft and translucent and garlic is fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the rice and the sweet ground chile pepper, plus a healthy pinch each of salt and pepper. Toss together well with a slotted spoon and cook for another 2-3 minutes to toast the rice and spice mixture.

2. Add in the chicken stock and bring the mixture to a light simmer. Cover and simmer until stock has been absorbed and rice is just cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat and let the rice sit covered to steam, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in the parsley. Transfer to a large serving platter and top with the roasted root vegetables and sautéed wild mushrooms.

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