Easy Green Peas Rice

This easy green peas rice recipe is the perfect side dish for busy weeknight dinners! You only need 7 ingredients and 35 minutes of your time to make this delicious recipe.

Easy peas rice in a dish bowl

This quick side dish is super tasty and easy to make. You only need 7 simple ingredients to make this delicious recipe and you can customize this versatile dish with other ingredients such as carrots, vegetables and fresh herbs.
It’s so simple to make and goes with everything! It's the perfect rice dish for busy weeknight dinners.
You can serve this easy side dish with Steaks in tomato sauce, Simple fish stew with carrot and red pepper or with this Pork loin with spices.

Below you will find the recipe card with the step-by-step instructions, cooking time and the nutritional information for these delicious easy peas recipe. For best results, watch the video recipe.

Easy peas rice in a dish bowl

INGREDIENTS FOR EASY GREEN PEAS RICE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Long grain rice - In this recipe we use long grain rice but you can also use medium grain rice. Long grain rice is looser while medium grain rice is creamier and absorbs all the flavors.
  • Peas - Frozen peas. Defrost the peas about 25 to 30 minutes before cooking them.
  • Olive oil, chopped garlic and chopped onion - To sauté and flavor.
  • Water - To cook the rice.
  • Salt - Highlights all the other flavors.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Easy peas rice in a dish bowl

HOW TO MAKE EASY GREEN PEAS RICE

Step 1: In a large saucepan, add the chopped onion, peas, chopped garlic and olive oil. Stir and sauté over low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Easy peas rice step 1 and 2

Step 2: Add the rice and season with salt. Easy peas rice step 3 Stir, pour the water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Easy peas rice step 4 and 5

Step 3: When it starts to boil, reduce to low heat and cook the rice for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 4: Turn off the heat and serve.

Easy peas rice in a large saucepan

TIPS FOR COOKING RICE

1. After the rice is cooked, turn off the heat, cover de pan and let the rice rest for about 5 minutes.

2. We usually use long-grain rice or medium-grain rice but you can use another type of rice. Long-grain rice is looser while medium-grain rice is creamier and absorb much more the flavors.

3. The amount of water for the rice depends on each person's taste. The mesure we usually use is 250 ml (about 1 cup) to 300 ml (1 1/3 cups) of water per 100 grams (1/2 cup) rice.

4. Always cook the rice with a lid and over low heat to prevent the rice from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it takes to cook rice?
The rice cooking time may vary depending on the type of rice and cooking method.
For long grain rice, 10 to 12 minutes and about 13 to 15 minutes for medium grain rice.
This cooking time is after boiling. After boiling, cook the rice over low heat.
Can I store in the fridge?
Yes, you can store the rice in the fridge! Allow the rice cool to room temperature and place it in an airtight container. You can store the rice in the fridge for about 2 to 3 days. Beyond this time frame, it might start losing its taste and texture.
RECIPE VIDEO:
YouTube video

Easy Green Peas Rice

Easy peas rice in a dish bowl

This easy green peas rice recipe is the perfect side dish for busy weeknight dinners! You only need 7 ingredients and 35 minutes of your time to make this delicious recipe.

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    Category:Quick & easy, Recipes, Rice, Side dishes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:5 m
    Cook Time:30 m
    Total Time:35 m

    Ingredients

    • 250 grams (1 1/4 cups) long grain rice
    • 250 grams (1 2/3 cups) frozen green peas
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
    • 750 ml (about 3 cups) water
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Directions

    1. In a large saucepan, add the chopped onion, peas, chopped garlic and olive oil. Stir and sauté over low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Add the rice and season with salt. Stir, pour the water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
    3. When it starts to boil, reduce to low heat and cook the rice for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
    4. Turn off the heat and serve.
    Easy Green Peas Rice
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 282
    Total Fat 6.5 g(8%)
    Saturated Fat 1 g(5%)
    Cholesterol 0 mg(0%)
    Sodium 9705 mg(422%)
    Total Carbohydrate 50 g(18%)
    Protein 8 g
     

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