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Braised (Pilaf) Rice

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“A classic recipe that I learned in college. Very simple and tasty, with plenty of variations. Great served with kebabs and grilled meats. Everybody loves this, in fact my children get excited when they see this and they are only 3 and 1!”

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  1. Place 3 oz butter in an ovenproof pan; add onion.
  2. Cook gently without colour, 2-3 minutes, and then add the rice.
  3. Cook gently without colour, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the hot stock should be about twice the amount of liquid to rice. Stir well and season.
  5. Cover with a lid or buttered greaseproof paper.
  6. Place in a hot oven 230-250°C approx 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  7. When cooked carefully mix in the remaining butter with a fork.
  8. For variations try mixing in some fried mushroom slices and toasted pine nuts and parsley, or peas and diced peppers or ham, or add some grated cheese just before serving.

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