ADVERTISEMENT

Rice, Quinoa & Currant Pilaf

Rice, Quinoa & Currant Pilaf
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
20 min
YIELDS
8 servings

Quinoa is a healthy grain that adds a light crunch to this aromatic rice dish.

Courtesy of Jennifer Low.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ingredients

½
red onion, finely diced (1 cup dice)
1
Tbsp olive oil
1 ½
cup uncooked basmati or other long-grain white rice
½
cup uncooked quinoa
3
cup chicken or vegetable broth
1
cup finely diced yellow bell pepper (or other colour pepper)
¼
cup dried currants
1
bay leaf
3
cloves
2
inch piece cinnamon stick
1
tsp finely chopped garlic
½
tsp cumin
½
tsp salt
¾
cup (125 g) roasted unsalted cashews
chopped parsley to garnish
ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

Step 1

In large heavy saucepan, cook onion in olive oil on medium heat until softened.

Step 2

Add rice and quinoa. Cook mixture, stirring constantly, until grains are lightly golden, approximately 3 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in broth, bell pepper, currants, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon stick, garlic, cumin and salt. Bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook 14 minutes.

Step 4

Stir cashews into rice with fork. Cover to steam fluffed rice, 2 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to garnish. Serve hot.

Rate Recipe

My rating for Rice, Quinoa & Currant Pilaf
ADVERTISEMENT