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Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruits and Almonds

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Ingredients:

  • 12 dried apricot halves
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) margarine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 ml) jasmine or white rice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground cardamom
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) slivered almonds, toasted

Method:

1. Snip apricots into small slivers with kitchen shears

2. Melt margarine in large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion, rice, cardamom, salt
and pepper until rice is toasted, 8 minutes.

3. Stir in broth, raisins, almonds and apricots and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until broth is absorbed, 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

Serves
4

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