Turkish Rice-A-Roni

Recipe by COOKGIRl
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • NOTE: If using spaghetti, break up the strands into small 1/4" pieces using a rolling pin.
  • Heat up 3 tablespoons of butter on medium heat until the butter smells nutty but NOT burnt.
  • Sautè the rice with the orzo, leek (or onion), cinnamon stick and allspice until rice grains and pasta glisten and are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato and broth; bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat to simmer, cover and cook for 18-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter on low-medium heat and lightly toast the almonds.
  • Stir in the raisins and dried apricots, stirring until dried fruit is very slightly plump. This will only take a minute.
  • Set the almond/dried fruit mixture aside.
  • Once the rice is done cooking, stir in the almond/dried fruit, parsley and mint.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.
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