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Rice Pilaf Disaster - what did I do wrong?

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Rice Pilaf Disaster - what did I do wrong?

Kajikit | Jul 18, 2007 01:43 PM

I saw an apricot/pistachio pilaf demonstrated on a cooking show ages ago and it seemed like such an easy thing to make... so I made one today, with one cup of long-grain rice, an onion, some diced dried fruit, and a can of chicken stock (with spices of course). It seemed to be cooking just fine... I sauteed the onion and rice then added chicken stock and covered the pot and simmered for 30 minutes, then I left it sitting on the stove with the heat turned off for another 20 minutes... and then I went to taste-test it and the rice was crunchy! Where did I go wrong? Help!

PS. I tried to salvage it by putting it in the microwave with more water... I did it twice and it's STILL crunchy! One more ten minute burst and if it's still not right it's going to have to go in the trash and I'll have to find something else for us to eat with our Zuni-style chicken. :(

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