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Basmati Rice Pilaf: Submitted by: Melody | Date Added: 22 Mar 2016
Listed in: Rice and Grains


4 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (optional)
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
1/2-3/4 cup raisins
2 teaspoons turmeric (can use more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
salt and pepper

Cooking Instructions

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 sauteing.

Stir in rice, raisins, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and broth; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat.

Simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender.

Season with black pepper.

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