Thursday, November 18, 2010

Recipe: Rice Pilaf with Almonds and Dill

Serves 8| Hands-On Time: 15m | Total Time: 50m


* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 large onions, chopped
* kosher salt and black pepper
* 2 cups long-grain white rice
* 1/2 cup sliced almonds
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


1. Heat oven to 375° F. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

2. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add 3½ cups water and 1½ teaspoons salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until the rice is tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Let sit off the heat for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, spread the almonds on a baking sheet. Toast in oven, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and fold in the almonds and dill.

Recipe from Real Simple, image by Anna Williams.


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