BASMATI RICE WITH PINE NUTS

Ellen Bales

By
@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!"

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1I used Tasty Bite Basmati Rice, which is fully cooked, but you can use other brands. This brand only has 2 servings.
2Cook rice according to package instructions. Keep warm.
3In 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.
4Add browned pine nuts to rice, along with salt. Stir to mix. Serve with meat or fish.
5You 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