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Rice and Apple Cider Pilaf

No recipe image available.This tasty rice side dish complements all types of meats and poultry.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups unsweetened apple cider
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups long grain rice
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the apple cider and water to a boil; stir in salt and rice; reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and fluff rice with fork; set aside leaving lid off.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over a medium heat, melt the butter and add the almonds and raisins. Cook, stirring often, until the almonds are golden brown. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Stir in the rice, mixing well and serve.

Makes 6 servings.