I am so in love with this recipe. I made it three years ago and was recently dreaming about it. I tried to find the recipe and passed over it a few times because there were no pictures, but the flavors were so memorable that I knew it was the one when I started reading it. I have made it exactly as described, except once with brown rice, and it has been wonderful both times. I am disappointed that the other reviewers changed it so much, because the specific flavors go together so well (using almonds instead of pine nuts will not have the same result, and the flavor of butter or canned tomatoes could easily overpower the other delicate flavors). I am happy to be reunited with this recipe and will make sure I don't lose it again!
This is good. I used sea salt t taste, sweet butter (unsalted) instead of olive oil, I rinsed and soaked my Indian white Basmati rice, I used homemade chicken broth instead of water in the amount I usually use to cook rice, yellow raisins, a good canned tomato which I added to the rice while cooking, I did not chop the pine nuts and lightly toasted them in a dry pan. Served with Kiftah (Palestine, Middle East), and Salata Tahini--Middle Eastern Tahini Salad for a very tasty meal. Made for "I've saved all these recipes!" March Diabetic Tag%u200F.
Most excellent. OK, I made a few changes....no dill (I detest the stuff), I used slivered almonds (because I had them) and I used a large apple in place of the tomato and added the missing cumin (1 tsp, also upped the cinnamon to 1 tsp). It was wonderful, with the changes, and made a lunch of left overs really special. I did use an extra 1/4 cup of water and only used the first 2 TBSP of oil as I didn't pre-cook the onions but just added them with the rice. Sharon, you just keep giving us winners, many thanks.