Basmati Rice Pilaf

Basmati rice is a long grain rice recognized for its aromatic fragrance and nutty flavor. Here, it's cooked with currants, orange peel and cinnamon for an Indian-style rice side dish.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 mins
Related Categories: Healthy Cooking, Low Sodium, Pilaf Rice, Rice
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Ingredients
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped onion
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    1/3  cup 
    slivered almonds
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter or margarine
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    1   cup 
    basmati rice, uncooked
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    1/2  cup 
    finely chopped carrot
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    1/3  cup 
    currants or chopped dried tart red cherries
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    1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded orange peel
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    crushed red pepper
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    1  14  ounce can 
    chicken broth
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    1/4  cup 
    water

Directions
1.
In a medium saucepan cook onion and almonds over medium heat in hot butter or margarine about 5 minutes or until onion is tender and almonds are golden. Stir in uncooked rice. Cook and stir for 4 minutes. Stir in carrot, currants or dried cherries, orange peel, cinnamon, black pepper, and red pepper.
2.
Carefully stir chicken broth and water into saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Makes 6 side-dish servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 232, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 11, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 35, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 6, vit. A (RE) 309.07, vit. C (mg) 1.18, sodium (mg) 268, calcium (mg) 30.29, iron (mg) 2.52, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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