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Southern Pecan Rice

 Southern Pecan Rice
                         Serves 6 - 8
 1 stick butter or margarine
 1 cup onion, chopped
 1/3 cup red bell pepper, cut in thin stripes
 1/3 cup green bell pepper, cut in thin stripes
 1/3 cup yellow bell pepper, cut in thin stripes
 2 tablespoons minced garlic
 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, fresh is best
 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon ground basil
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
 6 drops Louisiana hot sauce
 1 cup pecan halves
 3 cups cooked rice
 ¼ cup chopped green onions
In medium-size saucepan, heat butter on high until melted. Add onion, bell peppers, garlic, parsley and basil, sauting until onion starts browning. Add salt, pepper, hot sauce and pecans, stirring well. Sauté on high heat another 5 minutes, stirring often. Add rice, stirring well, until well blended. Remove from heat, place in serving bowl and sprinkle top with green onions to garnish.

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