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Golden Pilaf

A sprinkling of herbs, spices, and raisins can turn plain rice into a stellar side dish.

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Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2003


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 cups chicken stock, or canned broth
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  1. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until soft. Stir in rice, salt, turmeric, bay leaf, cinnamon, and broth. Bring to a boil; cover, and simmer 15 minutes.

  2. Stir in raisins with a fork, and simmer until stock is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Set aside, covered, 5 minutes.

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  • tezzamae
    20 MAY, 2008
    well i see this recipes,is really good and i want to try this for my mom