Dilled Rice with Walnuts and Raisins
A delicious side dish of rice tossed with toasted walnuts, golden raisins, fresh dill, lemon zest, white wine vinegar and olive oil.
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup fresh dill leaves
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid bring water to a boil with salt. Stir in rice and cook, covered, over low heat 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
- While rice is cooking, lightly toast walnuts and chop coarse. Chop dill.
- Fluff rice with a fork and stir in walnuts, dill, raisins, zest, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 4 servings.