Cristina’s Rice Pilaf


Cristina's Rice Pilaf
Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5-6
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  • ¾ cup long-grain rice (Mahatma for example…never parboiled)
  • ¾ cup orzo pasta
  • olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 T chopped shallot
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup toasted almond slices or slivers or pine nuts
  1. In a saucepan, saute the shallots, pasta and rice until the pasta is lightly browned and the rice is opaque white.
  2. Add the lemon zest and nuts saute a bit more.
  3. Add chicken broth and taste for salt. Pepper is optional.
  4. Bring to a boil and then turn way down to a slow simmer.
  5. Cover and let cook until all broth is absorbed and rice and pasta are fully cooked.


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