Apricot Pilaf

You need –
  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Butter – 1 ½  tablespoon
  • Onion – 1 , finely chopped
  • Finely chopped fresh Mint – 1 tablespoon
  • Ground cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon
  • Dried Apricots – 100 grams, diced
  • Hot chicken stock – 2 cups
  • Raisins – 100 grams
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper – as per taste

How to –
  • Soak the rice with some salt for 2 hours. Drain thoroughly.
  • Heat the butter in heavy bottom sauce pan and sauté the onions till soft.
  • Add the mint leaves, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and mix well. Add the hot chicken stock.
  • Add in the apricots and raisins and stir well.
  • Cover cook till 75% done. Place a folded tea towel under the lid and press tightly. Turn down the heat to very low and cook 15 mins or till done.

Fluff up the rice with a fork and serve hot.

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