Rice Pilaf

Aired August 27, 2007

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cups rice
6 cups chicken stock or water
1/2 cup sliced almonds

In a medium pot over medium to medium-high heat, add EVOO and butter. Once the butter melts, add the onion, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.

Add rice and stir to coat in the butter and oil, toasting rice for 1-2 minutes. Add the stock and bring up to a bubble, then turn heat down to medium and cover the pot. Cook for about 18 minutes, until the rice is tender. Add the sliced almonds and fluff with a fork.

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