Almond Lime Rice Pilaf

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

Original recipe yields 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 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


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



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)


Love the crunch from the almonds, the tang from the lime and the softness of the rice! Wonderful combination of flavours and textures. I did use a red onion and sliced almonds. Thanks for sharing your recipe that will see many repeats! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(7 Jun 2014)