BASMATI RICE WITH PINE NUTS

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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!"

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

How to Make BASMATI RICE WITH PINE NUTS

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.

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About BASMATI RICE WITH PINE NUTS

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




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