Nutty Rice Pilaf


  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 ¾ cups chicken or vegetable broth


  1. Heat a medium saucepan (one with a tight-fitting lid) over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. In the same pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook for 30 seconds, stirring.
  3. Add the rice and salt, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add raisins and broth, cover with a lid, and reduce heat to low. Cook covered for 15 minutes, or until the rice is done.
  5. Let rice sit covered for 5 minutes.
  6. Add nuts, and fluff the pilaf with a fork.

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