Jasmine Rice Pilaf with Peas, Mint and Lemon
Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 3 cups jasmine rice 
  • 12 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced on the bias 
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • Fresh pea tendrils, for garnish, optional 

Directions

Fill a bowl halfway with cold water and add some ice cubes to make an ice bath. Bring a small pot of generously salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the peas and cook until just tender, 30 seconds. Transfer them to the ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain.

Combine the rice and 6 cups cold water in a pot. Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook the rice without peaking under the lid -- the steam is most precious in cooking rice -- for 20 minutes.

Let the rice sit off the heat, undisturbed and with the lid on, for at least 5 minutes. This allows the rice to steam, and makes the bottom layer as fluffy as the top.

Fluff the rice with a fork and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the peas, green onions, lemon zest and juice, mint and olive oil; season with some salt and pepper. Toss gently, taking care not to smash the grains of rice. Garnish with pea tendrils, if using, and serve.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Rice Pilaf

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Rice Pilaf

Scented Jasmine Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Rani's Rice Pilaf

Recipe courtesy of Padma Lakshmi

Rice Pilaf with Figs

Basmati Rice Pilaf

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Chile Chicken with Jasmine Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Thai Red Curry Shrimp with Jasmine Rice

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

11am | 10c

Unwrapped 2.0

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unwrapped

2pm | 1c

Unwrapped

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Farmers' Market Flip

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here