Golden pine kernel pilau

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Sunflower oil
1 Onion; finely chopped
1 Clove garlic; crushed
1 teaspoon Paprika
½ teaspoon Turmeric
¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 Red pepper; finely chopped
4 ounces Green beans; finely chopped
2 Fresh tomatoes; skinned and chopped
2 ounces Pine kernels
8 ounces Brown basmati rice
16 F1 oz boiling water
1 tablespoon Tomato pur‚e
Juice 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper

1. Heat the oil and gently fry the onion and garlic far 3-4 minutes. Add the spices and stir well, taking care not to burn them. Add the vegetables and nuts and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

2. Add the rice, cook for 2 minutes. Pour over the boiling water and stir in the tomato pur‚e.

3. Bring the mixture to the boil, then cover the pan and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Check on the liquid content during cooking and add more water if necessary. Add the lemon juice and season to taste.

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NOTES : Turmeric and paprika add a warm glow to this pilau with the pine kernels giving a unique flavour. Serve on its own or with the Spiced Spinach and Tofu (above) to make a striking main course.

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