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.

The delicious and mouthwatering Armenian Rice Pilaf is a famous dish of world and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Armenian Rice Pilaf is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Armenian Rice Pilaf. sharanya palanisshami shared this Armenian Rice Pilaf recipe which is perfect to serve for 6 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Armenian Rice Pilaf. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Armenian Rice Pilaf recipe at your home and surprise 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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