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Rice and Apricot Pilaf

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 200g Angas Park Diced Apricots
  • 2 tablespoons Angas Park Seeded Raisins
  • 50g almonds, blanched and toasted

Method

  1. In a large saucepan heat oil or butter and fry the onion until pale golden in colour. Add the rice and stir for 30 seconds to coat with oil.
  2. Add the hot water, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the apricots, raisins and almonds and simmer for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and allow to stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving the plump rice.
  4. Serve hot with a side salad.
Serves 4

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