Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Lots of taste! from Cooking for Diabetics.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick fry pan.
  2. Fry the onion, peppers and garlic over low heat for 10 minutes until softened but not browned.
  3. Add the rice, spices and mint or basil.
  4. Stir over the heat for 2 to 3 minutes, then add enough water to cover the rice.
  5. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, or until rice is just tender, but still has a little bite to it.
  6. Add the shrimp, currants and a little salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook for about 4 minutes more, until the shrimp are heated through, then add the lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  8. Serve pilaf warm or cold with salad greens.


Most Helpful

Most yummy. I love everything that goes into this so it was a sure win. It was actually made just as directed (for a change, lol). I'm already looking forward to making this again.

Annacia November 04, 2013

Very nice pilaf enjoyed warm and also good cold. I used orange bell peppers, white Basmati rice which I rinsed and soaked somewhat, dried mint, plus the rest of the ingredients. Served with recipe#219029 for a tasty lunch. Made for - September's Tag Game ~ Las Gambas ~ Shrimp%u200F

UmmBinat September 12, 2011

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