Golden Pilaf with Apricots, Raisins and Almonds
Prep time: 15 min.
Total time: 40 min.
2 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ cup slivered, blanched almonds
½ yellow onion, finely chopped (about ¾ cup)
1 packet Sazón GOYA® with Saffron
1 tsp. salt.
½ tsp. ground cardamom
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. GOYA® Ground Cinnamon
1 box (12 oz.) GOYA® Basmati Rice
2½ cups water
½ cup whole milk
½ cup dried apricots, finely chopped
¼ cup raisins
|1.||Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds; cook, stirring frequently, until light golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to small bowl; set aside.|
|2.||In same saucepan, stir in onions; cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add Sazón, salt, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until spices are fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add rice; continue cooking until rice is completely coated and begins to toast, about 1 minute.|
|3.||Stir in water, milk, apricot and raisins; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Fluff with fork; garnish with reserved almonds and serve.|