Cardamom Rice Pilaf Recipe

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Cardamom Rice Pilaf
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  1. Put a medium saucepan over low heat and pour in the oil.
  2. When it is hot, add the onion and cardamom seeds and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until the onion is translucent and everything is nicely coated with oil.
  3. Increase the heat to medium; add in the rice, and cook and stir until it is warmed through and it, too, is glossy with oil, another minute or so.
  4. Increase the heat, pour in the broth or water; stand back, it may sputter; stir, and bring to a boil.
  5. Toss in the lemon zest, season with salt and pepper, and give everything a last stir.
  6. Decrease heat, cover, and cook the rice until it is tender and has absorbed all (or almost all) of the liquid, 10-15 minutes, depending of the rice you've used.
  7. Remove the pan from heat and let the rice sit for 2 minutes before fluffing it with a fork and serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 43.83 Kcal (184 kJ)
Calories from fat 31.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Sodium 430.75mg 18%
Potassium 119.55mg 3%
Total Carbs 1.58g 1%
Sugars 0.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.35g 1%
Protein 0.18g 0%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 16%
Calcium 11.1mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 31.37 Kcal (131 kJ)
Calories from fat 22.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 5%
Sodium 308.27mg 18%
Potassium 85.56mg 3%
Total Carbs 1.13g 1%
Sugars 0.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.25g 1%
Protein 0.13g 0%
Vitamin C 6.8mg 16%
Calcium 7.9mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.1
  • 1

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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