Brown Butter and Pecan Basmati Rice

I was inspired by a Cooking Light recipe when making this dish. I cooked basmati rice in chicken broth then browned some butter in a pot before adding pecan pieces, the cooked rice, and fresh parsley. I mixed them gently until the rice was evenly coated then seasoned with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. I served it with chicken and a fresh salad. This may be my new favorite side dish. The brown butter and bits of pecans really gave this basmati rice a wonderful and rich flavor. My husband, daughter, and I all really loved this dish while my son said it was a little bland. I think he said that so he could add soy sauce to his rice because he strongly believes ALL rice should have soy sauce. Silly boy.

Cook the basmati rice in chicken broth for 20 minutes, per instructions. Remove the pot from the heat, without removing the lid, and let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork then pour into a bowl. Return the pot back to the stove over medium heat. Add the butter and let it brown, watching it carefully, for 1-2 minutes. Add the pecan pieces, cooked rice, fresh parsley, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss until evenly coated then taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Brown Butter and Pecan Basmati Rice

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Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

1 cup of basmati rice
2 cups of chicken broth
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp pecan pieces
1 tbsp fresh parsley
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Cook the basmati rice in chicken broth for 20 minutes, per instructions. Remove the pot from the heat, without removing the lid, and let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork then pour into a bowl. Return the pot back to the stove over medium heat. Add the butter and let it brown, watching it carefully, for 1-2 minutes. Add the pecan pieces, cooked rice, fresh parsley, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss until evenly coated then taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Inspired by Cooking Light

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12 Responses to “Brown Butter and Pecan Basmati Rice”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 17, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    The rice must be very delicious with pecan and brown butter!

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    Susan — October 18, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    I will often make a larger amount of this type of rice dish, as I like it warmed for breakfast in lieu of cereal the morning after … great leftover dish!

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    Jennifurla — October 18, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    Lovely side dish.

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    Marjie — October 18, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    I love the idea of the pecans, or almonds, even, but my sons are not big fans of nuts. *sigh* Maybe I’ll have to force them to try it, anyway!

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    Joanne — October 18, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    The brown butter and pecans are a BEAUTIFUL addition to the rice!! Such a nice touch.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — October 18, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    I love this this rice dish incorporates brown butter, looks like a sure winner!

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    Daniela — October 19, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Simple,elegant and looks soo good.
    This is my kind of side dish :)

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    mia xara — October 19, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    Hi Pam, this is so simple to make, yet so flavorful on its own or, as you paired it, with chicken. Have a great weekend :)

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    grace — October 20, 2013 @ 1:42 am

    pecans in rice! that’s a trick i haven’t seen before but like very much!

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    rosita — October 20, 2013 @ 5:30 am

    Soy fan de los frutos secos me gusta mucho este plato ,abrazos.

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    vanillasugarblog — October 20, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Oh goodness this sounds good.
    Next time you make this?
    Try using those thai chili cashews from Trader Joe’s! So good!!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — October 20, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    Sounds delicious! I know hubby and I would love it, I’ll just have to keep the pecans off the kid’s plate! :)

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