"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."--Voltaire

Nutty Basmati Rice Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Nutty Basmati Rice, by , is from Southern Flavor Zone, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  

Added: Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8-10 servings
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Large Stick Cinnamon
2 Whole Cloves
3/4 Cup Onion, minced
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
2 Cups Basmati Rice, uncooked
1 Cup Water
2 Cups Chicken Broth
1/4 Cup Dates, chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Orange Zest
1/4 Cup Pistachio Nuts, unsalted, toasted

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oil and butter in 3-quart Dutch oven over high heat. Add cinnamon and cloves and cook, stirring, until the cinnamon stick puffs up, 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat and add onion and saute until the onion is clear, about 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and mix to coat all the grains. Cook until it begins to be aromatic, 1-2 minutes.

Add water, chicken broth, dates, salt, and orange zest and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover tightly. Simmer until all of the liquid has been absorbed, 13-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes to allow the rice to set. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves (cloves should be on top). Make sure you recover all the cloves. Uncover and fluff with fork.

Garnish with pistachios before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

137W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!