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.

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