Recipe: Brown Rice Basmati Pilaf

Basmati Pilaf with Almonds and Cilantro (3)

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup long grain brown rice (not instant)
2 1/2 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth or 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Yields: 4-6 servings

In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until onion is golden, about 5 minutes.
Add rice and sauté for 1 minute.
Add broth, and season with salt and pepper to taste; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low.
Simmer until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 45-50 minutes. Check rice occasionally and add water if necessary.
Uncover and let rice stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

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