Basmati and Nut Pilaf

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Lady D.

If you're looking for something new to try - this is it!

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

Lady Di, this was excellent, made it tonight, along side of a baked hamberger pie...I used chicken broth instead of veggie broth, I left out the cardamon pods, and used walnuts, even without the cardamon pods, it was still delicious...we love basmati rice, it has such a wonderful nutty flavor, this is a delicious side dish to any meal...I will be making this again, DH and myself both enjoyed it...thanks for posting! :-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. **Rinserice before cooking** Put rice in large bowl of cold water and swill around, pouring out cloudy water as needed.
  2. Leave to soak for 30 min in remaining rinsing water.
  3. In lrg pan, fry onion, garlic, and carrot in oil.
  4. Stir in rice and spices and cook 1-2 minutes, so grains are coated in oil.
  5. Pour in stock or water, add bay leaf, and season well.
  6. Bring to boil; cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat without lifting lid.
  8. Leave for 5 minutes.
  9. If rice is cooked, there will be small steam holes in the center.
  10. Discard bay leaf/cardamom pods.
  11. Stir in nuts and check seasoning.
  12. Scatter parsley over mixture.
  13. Can be reheated!

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