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Pilaf Extraordinaire

Yields8 Servings

 ¼ cup unsalted butter or margarine, divided
 1 ½ cups uncooked rice
 ½ tsp salt
 1 pinch of saffron, crumbled
 of pepper
 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consomme
 ¼ cup water
 1 medium onion
 1 cup California raisins

Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in heavy skillet. Add rice; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Add seasonings, consomme and water. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until rice is tender.


Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and sauté in remaining 2 tablespoons butter until soft and tender; set aside. Stir raisins into hot cooked rice; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Mound rice on serving platter and garnish with sautéed onions.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%

Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 660mg28%
Potassium 290mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 38g13%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g8%

Calcium 22%
Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.