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Saffron Rice Pilaf With Apricots And Almonds

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Rice
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozButter - (1/2 stick)
1   Onion - chopped
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround saffron
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround cloves
1 1/2 cups 240g / 8.5ozLong-grain white rice
3 cups 711mlStock or canned broth
1/2 cup 118mlDried apricots - (about 3 oz), quartered
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozDried currants
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozSlivered almonds - (about 2 oz), toasted

Recipe Instructions

Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, ground saffron and cloves and saute 5 minutes. Add rice and stir to coat grains. Mix in chicken stock, dried apricots and currants. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Fluff rice with fork. Add slivered almonds and season to taste with salt and pepper: transfer to bowl and serve.

Makes about 7 cups.

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