Basmati Red Onion Pilaf

Basmati Red Onion Pilaf 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Basmati Red Onion Pilaf 150

Basmati rice, a long-grain rice with a wonderfully toasty, nutty flavour, is available in health food stores, Indian markets and some supermarkets.

  • Portion size 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small red onion cut in thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup parboiled rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup toasted and halved cashew
  • fresh thyme sprigs optional


In heavy saucepan, heat butter over medium heat; cook onion for 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in rice, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Pour in stock; bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid absorbed. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with cashews; garnish with thyme sprigs (if using).

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Basmati Red Onion Pilaf