Rice with Apricots and Pistachios

I wanted to make rice to go along with some fish I was making. I recently saw a recipe for white rice with apricots and pistachios and I thought it would be a fun and interesting combination to try. I threw in some lemon zest, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper as well. The apricots gave the rice a nice sweet flavor while the pistachios gave it a salty flavor. My kids liked the rice plain. They picked out the nuts and ate them, but didn’t care for them mixed in the rice. My husband and I both enjoyed it. It was light, salty, sweet with a crunch. A nice change from just plain rice. It went really well with our fish.

  • 1 cup of jasmine, white or brown rice, prepared per instructions
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 4-5 dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

Prepare the rice per instructions. Once the rice is done, add the lemon zest, dried apricots, pistachio nuts and parsley then season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately. Top with a bit of butter for a richer flavor. Enjoy.

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