Spicy Rice with Peas and Mint

Serves 4

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For the Rice:
2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Mahatma® White Rice
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger root, minced
3 Tbsps jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 cups water
For the Dressing:
3 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp salt
Other Ingredients:
1 cup peas
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
Flat breads or other favorite breads

Cooking Directions

In 4-quart saucepan place 2 tablespoons olive oil; heat over medium high heat.  Add rice, garlic, ginger, and chili peppers.

Cook; stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Add water; turn heat to high.  Bring to a boil; turn heat to low and cook covered 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.  Fluff; place in large bowl.

In 1-cup glass measure stir together all dressing ingredients.  

Pour dressing over rice; stir in peas, cilantro, and mint.  Serve with bread.  

Refrigerate leftovers.