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We loved this rice dish. The subtle hint of the cinnamon and cardamom made it different than any pilaf I've made, and the other ingredients were creative and went well together. It was a pretty dish, too! Because of all the ingredients it does make a lot, and it will get eaten here! Thanks, Elmotoo, you had your groove on when you created this dish! ZWT9

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Chef PotPie August 03, 2013

This was great and easy to do! I left out the beans cause we're not too crazy about them. I added more raisins instead. I was surprised at how good this was. It's very different from the things I usually make. Thanks, Elmotoo! Made for ZWT5 for the Kitchen Witches.

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Realtor by day, Chef by night June 03, 2009

This is a creative recipe that was well worth trying. I don't usually care for raisins, but I thought the raisins really worked well in this dish, especially contrasted with the nutty flavor of the almond slivers. The title was Pina Colada Pilaf, but I didn't think it tasted all that much like a pina colada dish. I will most likely serve this again though, but without the garbonza beans (but that's only because no one in my family likes them). All in all, this is a great rice dish. Thanks, Chef!

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NorthwestGal February 22, 2009

Interesting! I used brown basmati rice and made in my ricer adding all but the almonds and cilantro till just before serving. This is almost a dessert! Curry powder would be a great addition. Thank you for a great easy recipe.

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Rita~ February 20, 2009

I made this to serve with Awesome Baked Ham. I omitted the garbanzo beans because I just couldn't imagine them in my rice. (Confession: I am not crazy about them anyway.) Other than reducing the amounts by half I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. While I wouldn't call this "pina colada" flavored we did like it and would have it again. We liked the mix of flavors, the fruit & nuts, and it was pretty on the plate. The ingredients do balance well. I did think it needed salt (probably because I left out the canned beans). Thank you for your entry in the contest and good luck!

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Susie D February 21, 2009

This was such a good rice pilaf. I consider myself a rice pilaf aficionado, and this has seriously got to be one of the best rice pilafs I've had in a while. Thank you very much for the recipe.

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Studentchef February 20, 2009
Pina Colada Pilaf!