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Yellow Rice Pilaf

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 Medium
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), pressed (Large One)
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whole cloves 6
  Cardamom seeds 6 (Whole Ones)
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Long grain brown rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Boiling water 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Pistachio nuts/Roasted cashew nuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Attach a metal blade to the work bowl and then pulse onion on/off until chopped medium-fine, after cutting it into 1-inch pieces.

MAKING
2) In a frying pan or dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid, over medium heat, heat oil and then sauté onions in it for 3-5 minutes until transparent.
3) Mix in garlic, pepper, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice and turmeric and sauté them for 1-2 minutes.
4) Stir in rice until coated with spices.
5) Bring the mixture to a boil after pouring in water.
6) Lower heat and then simmer the mixture, covered for 30 minutes.
7) Uncover and then add in salt, raisins, sugar and nuts.
8) Again cover and cook the mixture for 10-15 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

SERVING
9) Discard whole spices and serve hot at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Rice
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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