As I've mentioned before, Jordan and I do eat seafood on some occasions, and when we're fixing it at home, we normally buy either Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon, or mussels from Maine. Last night we tried Babble's recipe for Baked Salmon with Green Beans and Mushrooms, and to go along with it, I made our number one favorite side dish, Pam's Rice!
Pam's Rice, invented by my lovely Aunt Pam, is a simple side dish with a heck of a lot of flavor, and honestly, it's addictive - that's just how good it is. It only takes about 20 minutes to come together and requires jut one special ingredient that you might not have on hand, Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning, which you should easily be able to procure at your local grocery store. This seasoning is definitely worth the few extra bucks because it lasts forever! You can also make this recipe with brown rice, if you're feeling healthy, just make sure to adjust the rice to vegetable broth ratio to 1 cup brown rice to 2 1/4 cups vegetable broth and let it simmer for 45 minutes before it rests.
PAM'S RICE (SERVES 4 - AS A SIDE)
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup Basmati rice
- 1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
- Greek seasoning
- Step One: Bring a small pot (one that has a lid!) up to medium heat on your stove top
- Step Two: Add the olive oil, the onion, and the rice
- Step Three: Sauté for 3-4 minutes and then, with a heavy hand, add the Greek Seasoning
- Step Four: Stir and add more Greek Seasoning
- Step Five: Add the vegetable broth and bring heat up to high with the lid on
- Step Six: Once the broth starts to boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes
- Step Seven: Remove the pot from heat, and let cool for 5-10 minutes
Voila! You can now amaze your friends and family with your awesome new side dish. All I ask is that you refer to this as Pam's Rice, paying proper homage to a wonderfully inventive chef and party hostess extraordinaire!