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Lemon Dill Rice Pilaf-Easy Baby Meals-www.easybabymeals.com

Lemon And Dill Rice Pilaf

This rice pilaf is a great accompaniment to any lunch or dinner. Filled with the Persian flavors and aromatic spices this pilaf goes well with any meat or fish recipes.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Lunch Box
Cuisine American, Grown-Ups, Indian, Kids, Persian, Toddler Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Deepika Haldankar

You Need:

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup Dill chopped
  • 1 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron Strands
  • 3 Green Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • A piece of Cinnamon Stick 1/2 inch
  • A piece of Star Anise
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt to taste.

How To Make It:

  1. Start with soaking saffron strands in 1 tbsp warm water. Wash and rinse the rice several times.
  2. In a wide pan, add butter along with spices and let them crackle.
  3. Then add the washed rice and fry for a minute. Make sure not to burn the rice, so keep the heat on low.
  4. Follow that by adding water, salt, and lemon juice. Cook the rice.
  5. In the meantime, in a bowl mix chopped dill, minced garlic, and salt. Keep it aside.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, spread it on a plate or sheet and let it cool for 5 mins.
  7. Now in a pot, add the remaining butter and add half of the rice. Top that with chopped dill mixture and saffron water. Finally, add another half of the rice.
  8. Cover the pot with an aluminum foil and close it tight with a lid. Cook on a low flame for another 15 minutes.
  9. Once done, fluff the rice and serve.