Almond Rice Pilaf


This wonderful almond rice pilaf recipe is a great accompaniment to many recipes.


  • 2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup chopped shallots

  • 2 cups white rice

  • Coarse salt

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Bring chicken broth and 1 cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, in another medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add rice and stir to coat.

  2. Pour heated chicken broth mixture over rice and cover saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until all the liquid has evaporated, about 17 minutes.

  3. Remove rice from heat and fluff with a fork; season with salt. Stir in cilantro and almonds; serve immediately.

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