Spiced Basmati Pilaf with Garden Peas Recipe

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Spiced Basmati Pilaf with Garden Peas
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  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  1. Wash the rice in 3 changes of hot water; drain. Combine rice and 2 cups cold water in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, rice, and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed. Fold in peas. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 8 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Remove and discard cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 86.28 Kcal (361 kJ)
Calories from fat 20.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.28g 4%
Sodium 261.15mg 11%
Potassium 37.54mg 1%
Total Carbs 15.54g 5%
Sugars 0.78g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.97g 4%
Protein 1.57g 3%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 4%
Iron 13.7mg 76%
Calcium 10.8mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 71.18 Kcal (298 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.88g 4%
Sodium 215.45mg 11%
Potassium 30.97mg 1%
Total Carbs 12.82g 5%
Sugars 0.64g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 4%
Protein 1.29g 3%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 4%
Iron 11.3mg 76%
Calcium 8.9mg 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.7
  • 2

Good Points

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

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