Basmati Rice with Garlic, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Parsley

My kids both love rice so we seem to have it a lot here in my house. I keep trying to switch it up a bit so none of us get bored. I decided to sauté some garlic with the basmati rice before adding the chicken broth. I then tossed the cooked rice with plenty of fresh parsley and toasted pine nuts right before serving. The rice turned out excellent! We all loved it and thought the pine nuts gave it not only great flavor but great texture as well. I am looking forward to eating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. It paired nicely with the chicken I served for dinner.

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, heat a dry skillet over medium low heat. Add the pine nuts to the dry skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until the pine nuts are golden brown. Set aside.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley then serve. Enjoy.

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Basmati Rice with Garlic, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Parsley

Yield: 6

Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
2 cups chicken broth
Sea salt and white pepper, to taste
2-3 tbsp toasted pine nuts
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, heat a dry skillet over medium low heat. Add the pine nuts to the dry skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until the pine nuts are golden brown. Set aside.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley then serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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12 Responses to “Basmati Rice with Garlic, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Parsley”

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    ela@GrayApron — March 3, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    You know, this is my type of a light rice dish. Basmanti is my very favorite! :) ela

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    Muna Kenny — March 4, 2014 @ 3:29 am

    What an aromatic and flavor full rice!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — March 4, 2014 @ 4:00 am

    A beautiful side dish, Pam.

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — March 4, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    We like rice as well, Pam, and this is a delicious side dish to almost any meat or fish. Love your addition of pine nuts.

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    Catherine — March 4, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    Dear Pam, I love rice too. You never get tired thinking up new ways to serve it. It really does go with everything. The leftovers are always good for a quick soup broth and toss the rice in.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    Jovina Coughlin — March 4, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

    One of my favorite rices – basmati. I like the flavorings you added.

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    Blond Duck — March 4, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

    Your rice always looks like a pro!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — March 4, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

    You are giving me quite the urging to make some rice right now! Looks great!

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    Joanne — March 4, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

    I really only make boring rice but I always want to mix it up! Totally making this to go with my next curry!

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    lenia — March 5, 2014 @ 12:10 am

    I am a basmati fan!Great recipe!
    Kisses,Pam!

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    Kim in MD — March 5, 2014 @ 7:43 am

    Yum! Your kids are such good eaters, Pam! Jasmine and Basmati rice are my favorites, but my family really loves baked brown rice, too. I’ve also been subbing quinoa for rice for something different…it’s delicious and has more protein.

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    maillot messi enfant — July 2, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

    wow, awesome blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

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