Friday, October 7, 2011

Toasted-Almond Rice

Rice can be boring sometimes. Recently, I was asked by a friend for a quick way to enliven plain basmati rice. This recipe below is what I sent him.

Toasted-Almond Rice
Serves 4

1 ½ cups basmati rice
3 cups water
¼ cup almonds
¼ cup chopped scallions
2 tbsp chopped parsley
3 tbsp salted butter

1. Bring the water to a boil and add the rice, and a pinch of salt. Stir, lower the heat to medium, and allow to simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked.
2. While the rice is cooking, coarsely chop the almonds. Toast in a pan over medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes. Shake the pan a few times so that the almonds toast evenly and they don’t burn.
3. Once the rice has cooked, add the toasted almonds and the remaining ingredients. Fluff with a fork to combine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a good & tasty basmati rice dish.