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ROASTED ONION PILAF

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Ingredients

  • ​Serves 4-6:
  • 1 onion sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

1

Rinse the rice with cold water until the water runs clear. Keep the rice soaking in the clean water for 15 minutes.

2

Combine the onions with the oil in a pot and cook over medium heat until golden brown. About 15 minutes.

3

Puree the onions with some water until smooth.

4

Place the onion puree in the pot.

5

Add the cumin seeds to the pot and cook over medium heat for about 1 minute or until aromatic and toasted.

6

Strain the rice and add to the pot along with 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 cups of water.

7

Bring to a boil, stir and cover the pot. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.

8

Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

9

Enjoy!

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11

Make Ahead Tip: Slice 4 onions and place on a baking sheet along with 1 cup of oil. Season with salt and roast in a preheated oven at 450 °F until golden brown.

12

Puree with water until smooth and store in the freezer until ready to use. Add to soups, stews, or use ¼ cup to make this rice pilaf.

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