BASMATI RICE WITH PINE NUTS

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

When I first discovered Basmati rice years ago, I thought, "This is lovely, but what can I do to dress it up?" I knew I wanted something crunchy, so I looked in the pantry and saw the pine nuts (pinolas) that I often use in salads. I added them to the rice and it was "Love at First Bite!"


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Serves:

2

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg
basmati indian-style rice
2 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
pine nuts
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
I used Tasty Bite Basmati Rice, which is fully cooked, but you can use other brands. This brand only has 2 servings.
2
Cook rice according to package instructions. Keep warm.
3
In a medium skillet, brown the pine nuts in melted butter over low heat until nicely browned. Remove from heat and drain very briefly on paper towels.
4
Add browned pine nuts to rice, along with salt. Stir to mix. Serve with meat or fish.
5
You may add 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or 2 Tbsp. chopped, cooked onion if you like, but I prefer it without so as to savor the wonderful flavor of the rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy