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Persian Basmati Rice Pilaf: Submitted by: Abdur Rab | Date Added: 30 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 sautéing.
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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