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Pistachio Pilaf Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sammy Accorso
Added: Monday, September 14, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tbls. vegetable oil
1/2 cup cooking onions diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c shelled pistachio nuts natural
1 tsp.corriander
1 tsp. cardamom
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 bay leaf
1 cup rice
1 3/8 cups chicken broth

Directions:
Directions:
Brown pistachios 7-10 minutes in a 275 oven. Allow to cool - then roughly chop. Heat oil, salt and onions in med pan. Using medium heat, saute for 2 minutes. Add spices and bay leaf. Saute until the onion starts turning brown. Add rice and cook until rice is well coated with oil and is slightly translucent - approx. 3 mins. Add chicken broth, cover pot. Bring to a boil. Reducing heat to low and let simmer until liquid is absorbed. Remove bay leaf. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add pistachios to garnish.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe works well with Basmati rice but any rice will do in a pinch. May also use fresh spices like cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods and coriander seeds, but discard those items before serving

 

 

 

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