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Rice with fide (Ρύζι με φιδέ)

A wonderful Greek side dish of rice mixed with fide noodles.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: fide pilaf, Mia Kouppa recipe, Mia Kouppa side dish, rice and fide pilaf, Rice pilaf
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mia Kouppa

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fide
  • 1 cup brown rice soaked for at least 1 hour and then rinsed well
  • 2 1/2 cups water, boiled or vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cube vegetable bouillon omit if using vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a deep pan or a small pot heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the fide. Stir continuously until the fide gets toasted and brown. You will begin to smell it being toasted. Be careful not to burn the fide.
  • Meanwhile, dissolve the vegetable bouillon cube in the hot water and add it to the pot with the fide. Mix in the rice and stir.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice is cooked. Follow the cooking instructions on your rice package. Brown rice will take approximately 35 minutes to cook. You may find that you need to add more water or broth.
  • Once the rice is fully cooked, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

We like to make this side dish using brown rice, for the flavour and nutritional benefits.  You can however use white rice, or even a different type of rice such as basmati or jasmine.
To turn this side dish into a complete meal consider mixing in some cooked lentils or other types of beans or legumes.