Green Rice Pilaf

Serves 6

COST: $0.59

Per 3⁄4 cup

Calories: 306

Fat: 6g

Carbohydrates: 56g

Protein: 5g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 3g

Sodium: 375mg

3 tablespoons butter

2 cups chopped onion

2 cups long-grain rice

1⁄2 cup (packed) mixed chopped herbs (chives, parsley, and dill)

4 cups vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to taste

1 bay leaf

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over a medium flame. Add the onion; cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice; cook, stirring often, until the rice is well coated and becomes golden.
In a blender, combine the herbs, stock, salt, and pepper; blend until herbs are finely chopped. Add to the rice; bring to a boil, add the bay leaf, and then lower to a very slow simmer. Cover tightly; cook until rice has absorbed all liquid, about 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork, then cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Remove bay leaf before serving.