A wonderful Greek side dish of rice mixed with fide noodles.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: fide pilaf, Mia Kouppa recipe, Mia Kouppa side dish, rice and fide pilaf, Rice pilaf
Author: Mia Kouppa
1cupbrown ricesoaked for at least 1 hour and then rinsed well
2 1/2 cupswater, boiledor vegetable or chicken broth
1cubevegetable bouillon omit if using vegetable or chicken broth
salt and pepper, to taste
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.
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.