A Dilly Dish

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I’m sure you experience this, same as the rest of us: you don’t want to create a fancy side for your weekday meal but you want something slightly more interesting than the merely steamed vegetables sitting on your plate.  Well here is your solution.

One evening I was preparing our evening meal, spiced chicken thighs with frozen corn, frozen peas, and basmati rice on the side.  Rather than serve all those vegetables and grains separate, I had an idea.  Just steps from my parents’ front door are several tall dill plants.

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I cut off some of the leaves, which kind of resemble fennell, and brought them inside.

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I combined the rice, peas, and corn, added some butter and salt and pepper, and stirred in the dill, chopped, and served it hot.  It made a nice little base for the chicken and a slight refresher on what could have been a ho-hum meal.

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

6 thoughts on “A Dilly Dish”

  1. I do too, but what is it about rice and peas being so much better mixed together – although they should be tasting exactly the same sitting next to each other on the plate? 😉

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    1. For some reason this discussion reminds me of a wee poem I learned as a kid:

      “I eat my peas with honey,
      I’ve done it all my life.
      It makes the peas taste funny,
      But it keeps them on my knife.”

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