Another Pilaf is another winner. I used apricots in place of cranberries ( because I like them more) and skipped the parsley. The pistachios in this are an inspiration, they are perfect. I just had simple bakes salmon and peas with this tonight but I can't wait to try a luscious Moroccan chicken with this. Yummm and a half. Made for Photo Tag.
Wonderful pilaf! And so easy because it cooks in the oven. Loved that! I didn't have allspice and used dried apricots instead of cranberries. It turned out superb! Had it with Bourbon Beef Grill or Broil for a delicious dinner. Made for Zaar 1-2-3 Hits Tag Game 2011.
To go with Vij's Yogurt and Tamarind Marinated Grilled Chicken I substituted basmati rice. The liquid had not completely evaporated by the end of cooking time however (50 minutes) and I quickly dumped the contents in a pan, brought to a boil, reduced heat to medium-low and finished cooking for about fifteen minutes. I cut the recipe down and maybe in the process fouled up the rice/water ratio and I don't think it's the fault of the recipe. I also skipped the parsley because my main dish had fresh cilantro. The sweetness of the rice was a good combination with the sourness of the tamarind chicken. Good pairing! Served with fresh locally grown steamed vegetables: corn, cauliflower and broccoli. Made for NA*ME tag/September.
Delicious, beautifully cooked pilaf (in the oven, makes the grains lovely and separated) Went well with our Autumn meal of Dried Cranberries and Squash and Rocket (Arugula), Pear and Walnut Salad. I did have to leave out the crystallized ginger as I didn't have any but I know it would be an excellent addition and bought some now so I will let you know how it goes when I make it with some. I left out the parsley like another reviewer, and would probably do so again, I used white Basmati rice, rinsed, not soaked, sweet butter (unsalted), sea salt to taste, not measure, freshly ground black pepper to taste as well, homemade chicken broth, preground allspice, preground cinnamon, the pistachios (don't leave them out), some pine nuts, & Craisins (sweetened dried cranberries), I left out the golden raisins this time. I will make this again without parsley probably.