Recipe by LifeIsGood
This was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson. His cook was a slave from Africa and created many delicious meals. You could say that Jefferson's cook, Hemings, cooked his way to freedom. In 1793, Jefferson signed a document that emancipated Hemings if he promised to train a new chef for Monticello! Note: you can shortcut this recipe by using fast-cooking rice and adding the browned pistachios and pine nuts in at the end. Delicious either way!
Top Review by **Jubes**
My family enjoyed this rice dish which is quite different from our usual rice dishes.I liked the addition of th pine nuts and pistachios. Made for Aus Forum recipe swap. My apologies for being so late to review this recipe
- 1 cup rice, uncooked
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup pine nuts
- 1⁄4 cup pistachios, shelled and unsalted
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground mace (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Rinse the rice under cold water in a colander. Drain. In a saucepan, over high heat, bring the chicken stock, water, 1 T of the butter and 1/2 t of the salt to a boil. Stir in the rice and cover tightly, simmer over very low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the grains have absorbed all of the liquid.
- In another skillet over medium heat, melt the remaining 2 T of butter. Stir in the pistachios and pine nuts and saute until they are a light golden color. It doesn't take long, make sure you don't burn them! Remove the skillet from the heat.
- Put the cooked rice in a serving bowl and fluff it with a fork. Scrape the nuts over the rice and toss gently. Sprinkle the rice with the mace, if desired.