Almond Lime Rice Pilaf

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Recipe: #12311

March 23, 2014

"A pilaf with an Asian flair, great with chicken or fish."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (209.4 g)
  • Calories 279
  • Total Fat - 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 16.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1330 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 5 g
  • Protein - 11.7 g
  • Calcium - 106.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and almonds. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the onion is softened and the almonds are golden, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Add the rice; cook and stir for 1 minute.

Step 3

Slowly stir in the broth, lime juice, soy sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil.

Step 4

Cover, reduce heat to low, simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Step 5

Stir in lime zest, fluff with a fork and garnish with parsley.

Step 6



No special items needed.

7 Reviews


Very good! I made this to have with Chinese Five Spice Chicken. It was delicious and we loved the Asian flavors together.


review by:
(18 Sep 2020)

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Great rice pilaf! Love it with the lime... Lemon is next!


(6 Sep 2020)


This was great with Huli Huli chicken! We loved the flavors together very much. The crunch from the almonds made a nice texture to the pilaf. Saving to have again with other meats .


review by:
(26 Aug 2020)


Good flavors enough to make it again! The only thing I would do different is possibly use a little less lime juice, because there was a bit of a pucker, but not too, too much. Thank you Mikekey for sharing. Made it for Pick Me Tag.


review by:
(27 Jun 2019)


This is a wonderfully zingy pilaf. It was the perfect counterpoint to the sweet and spicy chicken we made for supper with its citrus flavor. The slivered almonds were a nice contrast texturally and flavor-wise. Made during Alphabet Tag Game. Thanks for another great recipe, Mikekey!


review by:
(9 Jul 2018)


An absolutely delicious side to our lamb shanks using my recipe of and served with naan bread was a delicious meal.


review by:
(26 Mar 2015)

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