Apricot Almond Pilaf Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Apricot Almond Pilaf Recipe
  • READY IN 1 hr

Apricot Almond Pilaf

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"A sumptuous but easy Persian-inspired dish. Rosewater can be found in Middle Eastern groceries and in many large supermarkets. The carrot, saffron, and apricots make for a beautiful gold color. Add a pinch of cinnamon or cardamom along with the saffron, if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and carrot until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in basmati rice and salt; cook and stir until rice is slightly opaque, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in water; stir to combine. Mix in saffron threads, rose water, apricots, and almonds; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice has absorbed the liquid, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow pilaf to stand covered for 10 more minutes. Stir before serving.
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Jan 18, 2014

Followed the recipe except for using some vegetable broth for part of the water and omitting the rose water, since I could not find it. I wouldn't say that this is my favorite pilaf, but it does have good eye appeal, and is flavorful. Next time, I think I will add some cardamon as suggested by the recipe writer, and rose water, if I ever can find it.

 
Apr 08, 2013

This is a truly lovely and different dish, that I will definitely make again. The rosewater, which I found in a middle eastern grocery store, was a little frightening at first, because it smelled like a bottle of perfume! However, when added to the dish, it became much more subtle and really made the dish special. The only thing I did differently was to toast the almonds. Thanks!

 

5 Ratings

Dec 05, 2012

It was very nice and easy to make it. Thanks for sharing!

 
Sep 12, 2012

I thought this was really good. I served with the Persian beef kebabs and it was a perfect match. I did add the cardamon. Husband said it's a keeper and my picky 6 year old ate it up.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 637 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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