Almond-Basmati Rice Pilaf

Basmati rice has a nutty, sweet fragrance and fine texture that makes it perfect for pilafs and rice salads.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1½ cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan with a lid, combine rice, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to medium-low. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • In a large skillet or wok, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add almond extract, soy sauce, and slivered almonds. Sauté, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add peas and raisins.
  • Spoon rice into skillet and toss until ingredients are blended. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1½ cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan with a lid, combine rice, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to medium-low. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • In a large skillet or wok, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add almond extract, soy sauce, and slivered almonds. Sauté, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add peas and raisins.
  • Spoon rice into skillet and toss until ingredients are blended. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories420
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium560mg
Total Carbohydrate60g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars17g
Protein10g