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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Rice Pilaf with Cherries and Almonds

(Vişneli Pirinç Pilavı - Ottoman Kitchen)

Rice Pilaf with Cherries and Almonds
Rice Pilaf:
3/4 cup long-grain rice
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp salt
Pinch pepper
1/3 cup sour cherry in a jar, drain and mix with pinch of cinnamon (Use red sour pitted cherries in light syrup or frozen cherries)
1/4 cup almond, slivered, lightly toasted

Toast the pine nuts in a medium-size pot. Add the butter and rice, saute for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Pour 1 cup of hot water, salt and pepper. Turn the heat down to low. Cover and cook until all the water evaporates.

Take the cooking pot away from the heat. Add the cherries and almonds. Place a clean kitchen towel across the top of the pot on the rim and cover. Let the Cherry Pilaf stand for about 5 minutes, then serve.

2 servings.



At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks so festive. thx for this recipe:)

At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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