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Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Rice with Pecans and Onions

 Rice with Pecans and Onions

By PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN, Jerusalem Post, NOVEMBER 26, 2023


                   Rice with pecans and onions. (photo credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)

Rice with Pecans and Onions

Serves 6-8.


  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups Persian rice, rinsed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 cups boiling water

Onion mixture:

  • 4 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 100 gr. slivered almonds
  • 50 gr. raisins
  • 50 gr. pecans
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3-4 cups water

Heat the oil in a medium pot, then add the rinsed rice and sauté until it starts to turn golden. Add the salt, stir, and then pour in the boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Lower the heat and cook for 15-20 minutes. 

To prepare the onion mixture: Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion pieces. Sauté the onions until they turn golden brown. 

Add the rest of the onion mixture ingredients, give them a stir, and then continue cooking for another 5-6 minutes over low-medium heat. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish and serve with the rice. 

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 30 minutes 
  • Status: Vegetarian (Parve)


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