This rice pilaf with pomegranate seeds and pistachios tastes great with grilled fish or meat, especially lamb. Make sure the rice does not get sticky. It is supposed to be light and fluffy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook onion until soft and translucent. Add rice and toast until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in hot vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add saffron and allspice, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.

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  • Toast pistachios in a skillet over medium heat until nuts start to turn golden brown and become fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

  • Stir butter into the cooked rice. Remove from heat and mix in pistachios and pomegranate seeds. Fluff with fork and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 59.1g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 350.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
I always love an excuse to use saffron and this delicious rice was a great use for it. Easy to make too exactly as described. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2018
Wonderful tasty rice recipe and a great way to use up a pomegranate (we have a tree). The only change I made was to use homemade chicken broth because we had some on hand. Will definitely make this rice again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2021
I loved this. It took a lot longer than 20 minutes for my long grain rice to cook but I used brown rice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2018
I always love an excuse to use saffron and this delicious rice was a great use for it. Easy to make too exactly as described. Read More
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