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Rice Pilaf

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A basic recipe for a flavourful staple food.
Ingredients
  Broth/Vegetable broth 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Long grain rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, chop
  Butter 5 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon sticks 1 Medium
  Cloves 5 Small
Directions

MAKING
1. Clean the rice in cold water and then drain.
2. In a large pot melt butter and add onions sauté for 15 minutes or until onion becomes translucent in color.
3. Add the cinnamon, the cloves and lastly the rice, fry the rice foe few minutes and then add the broth enough so that the rice is covered, cover it with lid and cook for 18-20 minutes.
4. Check after 15 minute ensures that it’s not dry, after 18 minutes the rice should be cooked.

SERVING
5. Serve the rice along with a nice gravy dish.

TIPS
You can also cook the rice in the oven. Do everything the same, but after you add the broth, cover the pot and put it in an oven at 350F for about 18-20 minutes according to the type of rice you're using.

NOTE
There are tons of variations, you can use different spices as well.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Middle Eastern
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Rice
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Story
we'll be making rice pilaf. Rice pilaf has its origins in Turkish cuisine but it's used throughout middle-eastern cooking. It's a perfect side dish for meat, fish or vegetables and can be used as a filling as well.

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