Traditional recipes

Cilantro and Almond Pilaf

Cilantro and Almond Pilaf


Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Precooked brown rice brings this pilaf together in minutes. Turmeric gives the rice a deep golden hue, but you can omit it if you like.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 (8.8-oz.) pkg. precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 138
  • Fat 6.4g
  • Satfat 2g
  • Monofat 2.1g
  • Polyfat 0.6g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 19g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Cholesterol 8mg
  • Iron 1mg
  • Sodium 138mg
  • Calcium 14mg
  • Sugars 0g
  • Est. added sugars 0g

How to Make It

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high. Add almonds; cook 1 minute. Add coriander, turmeric, and rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add stock and salt; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in cilantro.

Watch the video: Classic Rice Pilaf - How to Make Perfect Rice (October 2020).