When most of your camping meals focus on meat from the grill, burgers from the grate and wienies on a stick, it’s sometimes a stickler to round out the plate with easy side dishes.
When a hot side dish is called for, rice is a go-to starch. It’s inexpensive, nutritious, compact in the pantry, versatile and easy to cook in an instant pot, pressure cooker, steamer or saucepan. A little robust red wine really beefs up the flavor of this rice pilaf. Broken spaghettini adds texture variety.
1 stick butter
1 cup raw rice
Medium onion, cut in slivers
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 ½ cups beef or chicken broth
½ teaspoon dried, crumbled thyme
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 cup fideo noodles or broken vermicelli
Melt butter and stir-fry rice gradually stirring in onion and mushrooms. Add broth, thyme and wine. Bring to a boil and add pasta or noodles. Cover, reduce heat and cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Serves 6.
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