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    Fragrant Rice Pilaf

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    56 mins

    38 mins

    18 mins

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    1. 1
      Rinse the rice (put it in a strainer to make this easier), until the water runs clear.
    2. 2
      Put the rice in a bowl, cover with the water and set aside to soak, soak 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat the oil and toast all the spices for one minute.
    4. 4
      Drain the rice and add to the pan.
    5. 5
      Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until opaque and lightly golden.
    6. 6
      Add 5 cups of water (you may use the reserved soaking water, but I usually just use fresh water).
    7. 7
      Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    8. 8
      You may need to add additional water or cook a bit longer for the rice to get soft.
    9. 9
      When the rice is served, remind diners that the whole spices are for decoration, not eating.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 18, 2003


      we thought this was rather bland considering the great aroma that emanated while it was cooking. i also would have preferred a dryer texture, this seemed a bit mushy. i did cook it for 20 minutes and only used 4 1/2 cups of water

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    Nutritional Facts for Fragrant Rice Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (204 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 66.8
    Calories from Fat 64
    Total Fat 7.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 8.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    basmati rice


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