Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rice, Ham and Pea Skillet

My cupboards are bare! Does that ever happen to you? It is pay week and I desperately need to go grocery shopping, so dinner tonight was me scrapping things together.

I was googling for a recipe and came across a Rice, Ham and Pea Skillet. Now we don't eat pork so I altered the recipe a bit and added turkey ham instead. Other than that I followed the recipe and it turned out yummy!

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
•1/2 cup chopped onion
•3 tablespoons butter, divided
•1 1/2 cups frozen peas (green, or English peas), about 10 ounces
•1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
•1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
•3 to 4 cups chicken broth
•2 to 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
In a heavy skillet, saute the chopped onion in 2 tablespoons of butter until onion is tender. Add ham and rice; cook over low heat until rice just begins to turn golden brown; add 3 cups chicken broth. Cover and cook, stirring frequently, over low heat for 20 minutes. Add frozen peas and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until rice is tender, adding more chicken broth if necessary. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter and the Parmesan cheese.
Rice and ham skillet recipe serves 4.