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Sweet Milaya Rice

Sometimes the best recipes happen by accident. That is certainly the case with this gem of a recipe. Recently, I have been busy in the kitchen testing more recipe for my cookbook. I was working on perfecting my Russian Stuffed Pepper recipe and accidentally shredded way too many carrots. And because I do not like wasting ingredients, I decided to get creative.

I also had a little extra rice made from the pepper recipe so I decided to play off of the flavors of the stuffed pepper dish and see what I could come up with by using a few things from my pantry. Shazaam! A new recipe was born, and it’s probably one of my current favorites. Best of all, I discovered that paired with the Russian Stuffed Peppers; it’s a winning combination of flavors. I think my favorite thing about this dish is that it uses basic ingredients and it’s quick and easy to make. Sometimes I’m happy accidents happen. At least in the kitchen.

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Sweet Milaya Rice Yum
The combination of sweet raisins and carrots with sauteed onions and rice makes this dish a perfect side to almost any meal.
Course Sides
Cuisine American, European
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Sides
Cuisine American, European
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute for 3 minutes or until they are slightly translucent. Add carrots and continue to sauté 5-8 minutes or until carrots are soft. Sprinkle 1/4 of teaspoon salt over mixture and stir to combine. Be sure to stir the carrot mixture often to prevent sticking and burning. Use more oil if needed.
  2. Soak raisins in hot water for 5 minutes, strain out water and add to pan with carrots and onions, stirring to combine. Remove pan from heat.
  3. Add cooked rice, sugar, salt, and pepper, toss with a fork until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

- Make sure to use fresh grated carrots instead of packaged to keep the dish juicy, tender, and flavorful.
- Serve as a side or light appetizer.
- Serve with Russian Stuffed Peppers

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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