Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a favorite with fish or chicken, an easy, mild rice with a unique flavor. You can use chopped Brazil nuts to be authentic, but since I really don't like them, I use pine nuts.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup brown basmati rice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange zest (tangerine is good, also)
- 1⁄2 cup pine nuts (or chopped Brazil nuts if you like)
- 1⁄4 cup sliced black olives
- Combine water, basmati rice, salt, olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, brown sugar and orange zest.
- Bring to a boil, cover and simmer over low heat about 40 to 45 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in pine nuts and black olives and serve.
- (It's nice to garnish with orange slices).
Excelllent, though my Brazilian friends didn't recognize it! Easy and delicious. Don't hesitate to try.
This was delightful, and smelled wonderful while cooking. I wouldn't have thought chili powder and orange peel would go together, but it did. The orange taste isn't as strong as the smell, so don't let that make you think it will overpower the dish. Thanks, EdsGirlAngie, for responding to my request. BTW, I'm an Ed's girl too, but my Ed, not yours.