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Nutty Basmati Pilaf

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“Nutty, slightly sweet in flavor, this rice pilaf dish beautifully complements any Indian meal. Translated from "Cocina Tradicional India" by Rafi Fernandez.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash rice in a sieve under cold running water until water runs mostly clear.
  2. Place rice in a bowl with fresh cold water, and let sit 30 minutes.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Heat oil in a larger sauté pan, and lightly sauté the onion and garlic until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the rice, cumin seeds, coriander, cardamom and bay leaf.
  6. Toss rice to coat well with the seasonings, and lightly sauté 2 minutes.
  7. Add broth, and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes.
  9. (Do not lift lid.) Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes before lifting lid.
  10. Add nuts and toss to combine.
  11. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  12. For Vegetarians use the vegetable broth.

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