Pilaf With Peas and Raisins Recipe

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Pilaf With Peas and Raisins
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  1. NOTE: This yields a firm textured rice, if you prefer your rice soft add 1 1/2 cups water.
  2. Wash and drain the rice. Start defrosting peas. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  3. Heat the oil in a small pot over medium heat. When hot add cashews and fry for 3-5 minutes until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Cashews will darken a few shades while cooling.
  4. Raise heat to medium hot, add cumin, chili and ginger to the oil, stir-fry 30 seconds. Add rice and stir-fry another 2 minutes until hot.
  5. Add water, raisins, salt, turmeric, garam masala and herbs. Bring to a boil. Fill into an oven-proof dish, cover tightly and put in middle of the oven for 25 minutes.
  6. After 20 minutes sprinkle defrosted peas on top and recover quickly. Bake another 5 minutes. Carefully fluff rice with a fork, mixing peas in .
  7. Serve immediately sprinkled with the cashews or re-cover, turn off heat and keep hot in oven for 10 -60 minutes until rest of dinner is ready.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 215.51 Kcal (902 kJ)
Calories from fat 143 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.89g 24%
Sodium 419.71mg 17%
Potassium 252.88mg 5%
Total Carbs 16.59g 6%
Sugars 2.08g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 10%
Protein 4.33g 9%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 11%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 36.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 129.91 Kcal (544 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.58g 24%
Sodium 253mg 17%
Potassium 152.44mg 5%
Total Carbs 10g 6%
Sugars 1.25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.58g 10%
Protein 2.61g 9%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 11%
Iron 1.6mg 14%
Calcium 22.2mg 4%

* 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

  • 5.1
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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