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    Persian-Style Basmati Rice Pilaf

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    45 mins

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    35 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    I like to add in a pinch of cayenne pepper and saffron also but that is optional, this is very good! :)

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add in onions and almonds, saute for 6-7 minutes or until the onion are tender and the almonds are golden, adding in the fresh garlic the last 2-3 minutes of sautéing.
    2. 2
      Stir in rice, raisins, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and broth; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat.
    3. 3
      Simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender.
    4. 4
      Season with black pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 19, 2010


      Delicious Recipe and esay too. I left out the almonds because I didnt have any. I made this in my rice cooker as follows: 1. I melted 2 Tb of butter & 2 Tb light olive oil in a pan . 2. I sauted the chopped onions until translucent-over medium. 3. I added the chopped garlic and sauted about 1 min more. 4. I added the rice ( well rinsed), spices ( including the pinch or saffron and cayenne) and raisins and mixed well and sauted for another minute ( maybe a bit more) so that the rice/spice/onions/garlic/raisins all mixed together and the rice was sauted also. 5. I poured the mix into the rice cooker and added the chicken stock-I used about 2 3/4 cup of chicken stock-I find that the rice cooker uses less liquid. 6. I let the rice cooker cook in the white rice setting. Thanks KITTENCAL for another great recipe

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    • on July 14, 2009


      Thanks again for another keeper! I added about 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. The only other slight change that I made was that I added the rice at the same time as the garlic to somewhat toast the rice as well for about 3 minutes before adding the broth, spices and raisins.

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    • on March 21, 2010


      This was a wonderful side dish ~ Thank you so much for the recipe! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Persian-Style Basmati Rice Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (319 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 530.4
    Calories from Fat 193
    Total Fat 21.5 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 744.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 75.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    Sugars 12.8 g
    Protein 12.9 g

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