Vegetable pilaf with crisp pancetta

Vegetable pilaf with crisp pancetta


Whip up this hearty pilaf meal in half an hour with this quick and easy microwave recipe.

The ingredient of Vegetable pilaf with crisp pancetta

  1. 16 (about 150g) thin slices pancetta
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  4. 1 small fresh red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
  5. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  6. 300g (1 1/2 cups) Basmati rice, rinsed
  7. 500ml (2 cups) Massel chicken style liquid stock
  8. 300g piece butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 2cm pieces
  9. 2 carrots, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  10. 2 zucchini, cut into 2cm pieces
  11. 200g piece cauliflower, cut into small florets
  12. ground black pepper, to taste

The instruction how to make Vegetable pilaf with crisp pancetta

  1. Arrange 1/2 the pancetta in a single layer between 2 sheets of paper towel, and place on a heatproof microwave-safe plate. Cook on High/800watts/100% for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes or until light golden. Repeat with the remaining pancetta. Set aside until the pancetta cools, then break into large pieces.
  2. Place the oil, onion, chilli and garlic in a 3 litre (12 cup), heatproof microwave-safe bowl or microwave rice cooker. Cook, uncovered, on High/800watts/100%, stirring every minute, for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Add the rice and stir to coat. Cook on High/800watts/100% for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the stock, pumpkin and carrots. Cover with a lid or double layer of plastic wrap. Cook on High/800watts/100% for 5 minutes, then Medium/500watts/50% for 7 minutes.
  4. Uncover the pilaf and stir in the zucchini and cauliflower (work quickly to prevent too much steam from escaping). Cover and cook on Medium/500watts/50% for 7 minutes or until almost all the liquid is absorbed. Set aside, covered, for 3 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Add 3/4 of pancetta and use a fork to separate rice grains. Season with pepper. Serve sprinkled with remaining pancetta.

Nutritions of Vegetable pilaf with crisp pancetta

calories: 519.586 calories
calories: 17 grams fat
calories: 4 grams saturated fat
calories: 70 grams carbohydrates
calories: 9 grams sugar
calories: 19 grams protein
calories: 22 milligrams cholesterol
calories: 1520 milligrams sodium
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