Almond Rice Pilaf is an easy side dish made with crunchy almonds, mushrooms and savory chicken broth and lemon juice to give it loads of flavor! An easy rice recipe the whole family will love. #ricepilafrecipe #easysidedish www.savoryexperiments.com

Almond Rice Pilaf

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond rice pilaf, rice pilaf recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 281 kcal
Almond Rice Pilaf is an easy side dish made with crunchy almonds, mushrooms and savory chicken broth and lemon juice to give it loads of flavor! An easy rice recipe the whole family will love. 
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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 4 tablespoons yellow onion , chopped
  • 2/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons white rice (not instant rice)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth/stock
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 8 ounces canned sliced mushrooms , drained

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds, onions and raw rice. This step is super important- you are going to sauté this mixture until the rice is fully browned, stirring frequently. 
  2. After browning, lightly season with salt and pepper. Add water, bullion cubes and lemon juice. Stir together and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Just when mixture comes to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cover for 15-20 minutes. Refrain from opening the lid too often. This will only slow down the cooking process. Also refrain from stirring the rice, this releases starch and can make the rice mushy. Instead, use a large fork and fluff it to make sure all of the liquid on the bottom is filly absorbed.
  4. Toss in mushrooms and allow to sit for 3 minutes (lid on) with no heat.
  5. If you've tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Almond Rice Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.