Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Girl, Paula: Almond Rice Pilaf

This week's My Girl, Paula theme was Anything Goes. I found this rice recipe a couple weeks ago. I am so glad I made it; it was delicious! Easy and yummy! I didn't add the onion due to my son, but I think it would make it better yet.


2 T unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion (omitted)
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice (I used Jasmine)
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
chopped fresh parsley leaves (didn't have any)


In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Stir in the onion and almonds. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until onion is softened and the almonds are golden, stirring occasionally. Add the rice; cook and stir for 1 minute. Slowly stir in the broth and add the salt and pepper, to taste.

Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork and garnish with parsley.

Yield: 4 servings
The entire meal.


kelly said...

the rice looks yummy

Sweet and Savory said...

I want to make this for hubby. This is his kind of food.