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Armenian Rice Pilaf (for WilliamTheFoodie)

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Armenian Rice Pilaf (for WilliamTheFoodie)

LindaWhit | Sep 21, 2008 06:25 AM

Posting this recipe for a poster on the Boston board:


* Exported from MasterCook *

Armenian Rice Pilaf

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Pasta Rice
Side Dish

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 Tbsp. butter
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup vermicelli crumbled into 1 inch long pieces
1 1/2 cups chicken broth -- mixed with
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Melt butter in a deep, covered pan suitable for cooking rice, and and add vermicelli. Sauté until vermicelli is golden brown. Add rice, stirring until well coated, then add chicken broth and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer for 15-25 minutes until rice is cooked and broth is absorbed.

Turn heat off and let sit a few minutes. Stir the pilaf and serve.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 117 Calories; 12g Fat (91.6% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 31mg Cholesterol; 937mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat.

NOTES :
* Rice pilaf should not be gummy or salty. It is a very subtle side dish, and is a compliment to poultry, fish, lamb and veal.

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