Easy Golden Rice Pilaf
This simple Mediterranean Rice Pilaf is the prefect side dish for American, Greek or Middle Eastern dishes. Makes 3 cups cooked rice.
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper more to taste
- 2-3 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley for garnish.
Heat oil and butter in a sauce pan over a medium heat. Add onions, and sauté 2-3 minutes, add rice, turmeric and garlic, and continue stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Don't let garlic burn
Add broth and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat to low, cover and cook rice until tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15-18 minutes.
Stir in toasted pine nuts or almonds and adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.2mg