Fruited Basmati Pilaf with Pistachios

Fruited Basmati Pilaf with Pistachios
Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • ¾ teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • ¾ cup golden raisins
    • ¾ cup frozen green peas
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots
    • 1 ½ cups uncooked basmati rice

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and sauté 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat. Combine water and rice in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Stir in green peas and the next 8 ingredients (through bay leaf); cover, re...

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