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Italian Pistachio Pilaf

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Category: Side Dishes, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 3 1/2 c Water
  • 1 c White Basmati Rice
  • -- (Arrowhead Mills)
  • 1/2 ts Salt (optional)
  • 1 c Diced onions
  • 1 c Diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 2 tb Fresh chopped garlic
  • 2 c Flaked Seitan*
  • 2 ts Salt (optional)
  • 1 ts Ground black pepper (opt.)
  • 3 tb Ground fennel
  • 1 c Sliced scallions
  • 1 c Chopped pistachios


Prep time: 45 minutes

Bring water to simmer. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer for 10 minutes.
Cover pot and turn off heat. Let sit until cooked (about 5 minutes.)

Saute onions, bell peppers, garlic, Seitan, salt, fennel, and black pepper
in olive oil until soft (about 10 minutes on medium heat). Add rice,
scallions and pistachios. Serve hot with a vegetable as a light meal.

*NOTE: The word "flaked" refers to a style of cut in which the food medium
is thinly sliced at a 45 degree angle.

This recipe has been developed by Bro. Ron Pickarski as part of his work
toward being a participant and finalist in the Culinary Olympics held in
Frankfurt, Germany.

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