Auntie's Armenian Rice Pilaf


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35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
6 ingredients
4 servings
Being of Armenian descent, I was raised on foods from that region of the world, and pilaf was one on which the children in my family cut their teeth. I never even knew rice was white until I was 17 years old as we always ate pilaf. My brothers and I had no grandmother to teach us, but we did have our great-aunt, our grandfather's sister, who filled that role, and passed-down the recipes from our ancestors to us, and now I prepare them for my own children. This pilaf recipe is it: just pilaf. Nothing fancy, no mushrooms, nor shallots or onions or pine nuts. It was our staple. We ate it with stroganoffs poured over the top, with grilled burgers on Saturday afternoons in the long, hot Summers in Long Island and then Southern California, with my mother's wonderful roasts on Sunday nights. It was the perfect side with Shish Kebob on Christmas day, and alongside our Thanksgiving turkey. This is the recipe for pilaf as Auntie taught us.

Categories:  <-60-mins , side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , european , rice , medium-grain-rice , time-to-make ,
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Nutrition

Serving Size (230.23 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 359.9 Calories from Fat 127.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.18g 87.29%
Saturated Fat 8.12g 162.43%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 31.79mg 42.39%
Sodium 288.03mg 48.0%
Total Carbohydrate 52.4g 69.86%
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g 36.76%
Sugars 3.26 g %
Protein 6.71g 53.65%
Vitamin A 376.01IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 34.94mg% Iron 1.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground pepper
 

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