I needed a last minute side dish and wanted to avoid going to the store. Sometimes it is hard for me to think of a rice recipe that isn’t Mexican inspired. This was certainly a nice change to a rice dish that complimented our Italian Beef Sandwiches.
1 cup rice
2 cups chicken broth/stock
1 can of peas, drained (I will only eat Le Sueur brand, they are THE BEST)
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Using the rice and chicken broth/stock; cook rice to your preferred method.
While rice is cooking heat peas and butter in the microwave for about 2 minutes, or until butter is melted. Add Italian salad dressing and mix together.
Once rice is cooked combine it with the pea mixture in a mixing bowl, and gently combine. Slowly mix in Parmesan cheese and few tablespoons at a time to avoid clumping. Serve warm.