- In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling. Stir in uncooked jasmine rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook desired vegetables (except cherry tomatoes, if using) and red onion in a small amount of lightly salted boiling water, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Cover and keep warm.
- In a medium saucepan stir together cornstarch, lemon peel, lemon juice, and black pepper. Stir in chicken broth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Add cooked vegetables and cherry tomatoes, if using. Toss very gently to combine.
- Toss rice with shredded basil and oil. Divide rice among six individual serving bowls; make an indentation in center of each. Mound vegetable mixture into centers. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Garnish with purple basil blossoms, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 6 side-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts (Rice Primavera)
- Per serving:
- 188 kcal cal.,
- 5 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat,
- 0 mg chol.,
- 138 mg sodium,
- 32 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 6 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet