Who else is ready for Thanksgiving? I started the cooking frenzy yesterday. This year I made a long list of what needed to be done, and divided the tasks up into 3 days. Since I do all the cooking on my own, I find it necessary to make a list so that I won't forget anything. One year everything was ready and we were sitting down to the table when I realized I had forgot to make Mashed potatoes. Good thing they only take 30 minutes, because my family was not going to have a Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes.
I find the week before thanksgiving is the hardest week to make dinner for my family. I am planning and cooking for the big Thanksgiving celebration and when it comes to dinner time I am totally stumped and uninspired, only because my mind is on Thanksgiving, not today. So this week I just focused on trying to make my side dishes a little healthier. Because I am not a big meat eater, I tend to eat the side dishes and not the main dishes. I decided to add some slivered almonds to my rice pilaf to add some protein. Everyone really enjoyed it. I hope you do to!
Almond Rice Pilaf
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds