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Cranberry and Almond Rice Pilaf

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars
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"I've been making this dish for years - it's different from typical rice pilaf dishes in that the cranberries add the sweetness and the tartness that you don't expect in a savory dish. Oh, and it's super hard to fumble."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 213
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir cranberries and jasmine rice into onion until rice is coated with oil and rice is lightly toasted, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Pour chicken broth into skillet and season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  4. Bring rice mixture to a boil over high heat, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 22 minutes.
  5. Remove skillet from heat; stir green onions, cilantro, and almonds into rice mixture. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 213 calories; 3.9 39.4 5.1 2 285 Full nutrition

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Wow! This was delicious. Been trying to find a recipe similar to Fish City Grill's rice that they serve with their talapia. This wasn't it, but it was absolutely delicious, and I'm glad I tried ...

Most helpful critical review

Interesting idea, but my family and I found the dish to be underwhelming, bland.

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Wow! This was delicious. Been trying to find a recipe similar to Fish City Grill's rice that they serve with their talapia. This wasn't it, but it was absolutely delicious, and I'm glad I tried ...

Just made it. Very easy - and so good!!! I used pecans instead of almonds as that is what I had in the house. Bringing it to a friends house for dinner tonight.

I made this as a side dish for Thanksgiving 2013. It was a hit, so delicious. My husband enjoyed it so much he asked me to make it again.

Super good! I had left over cranberries I had to use up so I tried this recipe not expecting much. It has just the right mix of saltiness, sweet and sour. It's very easy to make. I'm glad I ...

I made no changes,I work as a head chef at a gold mining camp and feed about 70 people for supper,and they all loved it including me.a definite 2 thumbs up.

This was excellent! I will definitely make it again at Christmas. I'm generally not a fan of fruit cooked or mixed with "regular" food, but I really liked this. I toasted the almonds and would r...

Very delicious and very easy - the two things that sell me on a dish! I added about twice the amount of cilantro that the recipe called for and I'm glad I did. "Ground Pepper to Taste" is tough....

Interesting idea, but my family and I found the dish to be underwhelming, bland.

Excellent recipe! It is easy and tastes awesome! I really like the flavor that the cranberries add to the pilaf. I did not have jasmine rice. I used the generic long grain rice I had on hand...