Basmati Rice Pilaf

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This basmati pilaf dish is fantastic, I have made it many times!

Top Review by swiz58

I thought this was just okay but I partnered it with bourbon-chicken-45809 and the combination was wonderful

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Saute the onion and almonds over medium heat until onion is soft (not brown) and the almonds are golden.
  3. Stir in rice; cook stirring for about 4 minutes to release flavor.
  4. Stir in chopped carrot, currants, orange peel, cinnamon, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
  5. Carefully stir in chicken broth and water into the rice mixture, stir slightly with a wooden spoon.
  6. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat.
  7. Cover the saucepan and simmer until all liquid is absorbed, and the rice is tender (about 20 minutes).
  8. Season with salt.

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