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Rice with Peas

Sometimes simple recipes are the best…that’s what we have right here!

4 servings

1 cup long grain white rice
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped red onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup frozen baby peas
salt and pepper to taste
garnish with chopped fresh Italian parsley

Bring the rice and broth to a boil in a saucepan. Add the turmeric and stir to combine, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 18 minutes or until the rice is cooked through, adding more broth if needed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork and serve.
While the rice is cooking, sauté the onions in the olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes until softened and fragrant. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the peas and cook for a few minutes until they are warmed through.
Combine the peas with rice, season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

~ Marla Meridith

Recipe: Easy Tomato Basil Flatbread Pizzas

Make the most of summers freshest bounty with these easy & delicious flatbread pizzas!

2 servings

2 pieces whole wheat naan bread
1 cup Ciliegine mozzarella, drained
2 plum tomatoes, sliced thin
1 jar marinated artichokes, drained and roughly chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
1 shallot, sliced into thin rings
extra virgin olive oil
a few sprigs fresh basil

Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees with the rack in the middle.
Rub some olive oil onto a baking sheet.
Drizzle some olive oil onto each flatbread.
Divide ingredients and top each flatbread with: mozzarella, tomatoes, artichokes, olives and shallot rings. Drizzle some more olive oil over the top.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted. Broil for 2-3 minutes until flatbread and cheese starts to brown.

~ Marla Meridith

One-Pot Swiss Alpine Macaroni (Aelplermagronen)



~ Marla Meridith