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    My Big Fat Greek Pilaf

    My Big Fat Greek Pilaf. Photo by The Spice Guru

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    5 mins

    45 mins

    The Spice Guru's Note:

    My recipe for Greek-style rice pilaf.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    SAUTE

    BROTH

    FOLD-IN CHEESE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      MELT 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat in a medium saucepan.
    2. 2
      ADD 1 cup rice, 2 tablespoons orzo or spaghetti, 1 tablespoon sliced almonds and 1 tablespoon pine nuts.
    3. 3
      SAUTE to an even light golden brown color, being careful not to overbrown or scorch.
    4. 4
      ADD 2 cups vegetable broth or 2 cups chicken broth, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon thinly snipped green onion tops, 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley, 1/2 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill , 1/2 tablespoon snipped fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint, 1 teaspoon garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon honey or 1/4 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried oregano, 1 dash fresh ground black pepper, 1 dash fine sea salt; STIR; TASTE the broth (It should be slightly salty, slightly tangy and not too bitter. Now is the time to make any adjustments).
    5. 5
      BRING to a rolling boil; ALLOW to boil for 1 minute.
    6. 6
      REDUCE heat to lowest setting.
    7. 7
      SIMMER covered for 35-40 minutes.
    8. 8
      FLUFF rice with a fork.
    9. 9
      FOLD in feta cheese to rice until just combined.
    10. 10
      SERVE with your favorite meat, fish or vegetable entree and ENJOY!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 14, 2012

      55

      Superb rice dish! I used basmati rice, and subbed vegetable broth. The mint is the magic element, I think!

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    Nutritional Facts for My Big Fat Greek Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (77 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 286.3
     
    Calories from Fat 88
    30%
    Total Fat 9.8 g
    15%
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    24%
    Cholesterol 21.5 mg
    7%
    Sodium 163.3 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 43.3 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 1.4 g
    5%
    Protein 5.8 g
    11%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable broth

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