Nutty Basmati Pilaf

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by canarygirl

Nutty, slightly sweet in flavor, this rice pilaf dish beautifully complements any Indian meal. Translated from "Cocina Tradicional India" by Rafi Fernandez.

Top Review by PalatablePastime

Very nutty and exoticly spicy, this was a real treat! Easy to make and cooks perfectly, producing nice fluffy rice. Thanks for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash rice in a sieve under cold running water until water runs mostly clear.
  2. Place rice in a bowl with fresh cold water, and let sit 30 minutes.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Heat oil in a larger sauté pan, and lightly sauté the onion and garlic until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the rice, cumin seeds, coriander, cardamom and bay leaf.
  6. Toss rice to coat well with the seasonings, and lightly sauté 2 minutes.
  7. Add broth, and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes.
  9. (Do not lift lid.) Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes before lifting lid.
  10. Add nuts and toss to combine.
  11. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  12. For Vegetarians use the vegetable broth.

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