Spiced Rice Pilaf

Fragrant Spiced Rice Pilaf

Author: Stephanie Kay

The stock and spice options in this spice rice pilaf recipe are interchangeable, however, the preparation method remains the same. Jasmine rice would also work but I find basmati provides a better texture.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
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  1. In a small pot on medium heat, add the olive oil and minced shallot, cook for 3-5 minutes until translucent. Add cinnamon, allspice and cardamom and heat for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
  2. Add rice and stir with onion mixture until each grain is coated with oil. Season with salt, cover with chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add the orange zest and cinnamon stick to the pot. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover pot with lid and cook for 20 minutes until rice is cooked through.
  4. Once cooked, fluff rice with a fork and transfer it to a serving dish. Top with chopped coriander, sliced almonds, and any remaining orange zest.
  5. Enjoy!


Keywords: easy, healthy