Armenian Rice Pilaf | How to make Armenian Rice Pilaf

By sharanya palanisshami  |  16th Dec 2015  |  
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  • Homemade Chicken Stock

  • Homemade Vegetable Stock

About Armenian Rice Pilaf Recipe

Rice pilaf of Armenia is common in their feast. This pilaf is rich with the flavor of butter and the nuts added to it. This rice can be served along with any spicy vegetarian or non vegetarian gravy.

Armenian Rice Pilaf is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by sharanya palanisshami teaches how to make Armenian Rice Pilaf step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Armenian Rice Pilaf in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 6 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Armenian Rice Pilaf at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Armenian Rice Pilaf takes 30 minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Armenian Rice Pilaf is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Armenian Rice Pilaf is a good option for you. The flavour of Armenian Rice Pilaf is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Armenian Rice Pilaf and impress your family and friends.

Armenian Rice Pilaf

Ingredients to make Armenian Rice Pilaf

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • ½ cup vermicelli crumbled into 1 inch long pieces
  • 1- 2tbs butter
  • 2 cup vegetable stock
  • whole spice – bay leaf , cinnamon , cardamom , mace
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbs chopped pistachioas

How to make Armenian Rice Pilaf

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a deep covered pan , melt the butter .
  3. Add the whole spices and fry in butter for a minute.
  4. Add in the vermicelli and roast till it is golden brown.
  5. Add in the soaked rice and sauté for two minutes.
  6. Add the vegetable / chicken stock and required salt and pepper.
  7. Adjust the seasoning while the rice is boiling in the stock.
  8. When the stock boils , simmer and cook for another 25 minutes or till the rice are cooked.
  9. Meanwhile , in a sauté pan , melt ½ tsp of butter , add almonds , pistachios and raisins . sauté till a nice aroma comes out.
  10. Add these to the cooked rice and mix gently.
  11. Armenian pilaf is ready to be served

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