Pine Nut and Basil Rice

“A wonderful rice preparation from Gourmet magazine.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
2
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan cook pine nuts in oil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 2 minutes.
  2. With a slotted spoon, transfer pine nuts to a bowl.
  3. Add rice to oil in pan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring, 1 minute.
  4. Add water and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover rice and cook over very low heat until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 18 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from heat and let rice stand undisturbed for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, finely chop basil.
  8. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in basil, pine nuts, and salt and pepper to taste.

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