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Basmati Rice

Basmati rice is a fragrant, extra-long grain rice that swells to three times its size.

Type: Rice
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 320g / 11ozBasmati rice
3 cups 711mlChicken or vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCrumbled saffron
2 tablespoons 30mlExtra-virgin olive oil
1 cup 110g / 3.9ozFinely-diced carrots
1/2 cup 118mlFrozen peas - thawed
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Place the rice in a large saucepan. Add the broth and saffron; bring to a boil. Stir, cover, reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Let rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat. Wilt the carrots for 8 minutes, adding the peas in the last 3 minutes. Add to the rice, season with salt and pepper, then fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Per serving: 240 calories, 44g carbohydrate, 5g protein, 5g fat, no cholesterol.

Simply Delicious by Sheila Lukins from Parade magazine - Pub date: 10-24-2004


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