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basmati rice with pine nuts

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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!"

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For basmati rice with pine nuts

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

How To Make basmati rice with pine nuts

  • 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.