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In this episode of Fired Up Food, Nate Uri shows us how to make a rice side dish that is perfect for sneaking in some greens for your kids. It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or fish.

Herbtacular Rice Pilaf


  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups white rice, cooked
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt to taste


1. Chop parsley, cilantro, and one bunch of green onions. Optional Jalapeños if you're feeling saucy. Chop it all up as fine as you can or care to. An almost-paste is great, but if you just end up with rough chopped herbs, it's not a deal breaker.

2. Take a pot or pan and place over medium heat on your camping stove or gentle coals. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan. Add rice. Break up with a spoon or spatula and stir to coat. Season with salt to taste. As it warms up, the rice will soften.

3. Add all the herbs and scallions in and stir to combine. Give it a taste and add some more salt if it's lacking. Add the juice of half a lemon.

4. Heat for 6 minutes or until rice is warm.

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