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Jeweled Moroccan Pilaf with Pistachio Nuts

Jeweled Moroccan Pilaf with Pistachio Nuts
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4

Say goodbye to boring rice! This dish packs a flavorful punch with broth, sweet-tart fruit, warming spice and salty pistachio nuts. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1
cup diced onions
2
teaspoons ras el hanout (Moroccan seasoning blend)
3/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup uncooked basmati rice, rinsed
2
cups Progresso™ vegetable broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup golden raisins
1/2
cup chopped apricots
1/2
cup roasted salted pistachio nuts, chopped

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, ras el hanout and salt; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until translucent.
  • 2
    Add rice; cook and stir 1 minute; add broth, raisins and apricots. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently. Cover and reduce heat to low; cook about 18 minutes or until tender but not mushy.
  • 3
    Stir in pistachio nuts.

Expert Tips

  • The layer of rice that forms on the bottom of the pilaf is called tah dig. If you want to serve that layer on top, place bottom of pan in large bowl of ice water immediately after step 2 for 30 seconds. Turn upside down onto serving platter, and sprinkle with pistachio nuts.
  • California-grown apricots tend to be more tart than Mediterranean (Turkish) apricots, so if you like a lot of acidity, opt for Californian. If you prefer a sweeter flavor, go with the Mediterranean style.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
1000mg
41%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
16g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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