Ditch the boxed “San Francisco Treat!” Homemade Almond Rice Pilaf is super easy to prepare, and incredibly delicious. Toasted almonds add a beautiful crunchy texture to this dish. This savory rice recipe makes for a lovely side dish for almost any protein. Alternatively, make as a vegetarian rice pilaf by simply substituting vegetable broth for the chicken stock.
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WHAT IS RICE PILAF?
Rice Pilaf is basically white rice amped up a bit, with very little effort.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST ALMOND RICE PILAF
For the fluffiest and tastiest homemade rice pilaf, be sure to follow these tips:
- be sure the stock mixture is HOT prior to adding to the orzo/rice
- adjust the seasonings to your liking
- toast the orzo to brown, do NOT burn
- use a medium- or long-grain rice
- RINSE the rice
- broken spaghetti can be a great alternative to orzo
- toast the almonds, do NOT burn
- taste for salt
As mentioned earlier, this lovely Almond Rice Pilaf recipe is a perfect accompaniment to any protein. This rice dish was amazing paired with Dover Sole Meunière. Additionally, enjoy this nutty rice recipe with any of the following:
LEFTOVER ALMOND RICE PILAF
Leftovers are amazing, and can be enjoyed for up to three or four days, stored in the fridge.Print
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