Instant Dutch Oven – Almond Rice Pilaf
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 1 hourto soak rice
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 1 hourto soak rice
Cook Time
  • 1 1/2cup long grain white ricesoaked, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2tbsp butterunsalted
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 3 1/2oz Blanched whole almondswithout skin, unsalted
  • 2cups chicken brothno salt added
  • 1 1/2tbsp Dried currants
  • 1/4cup fresh dillminced
  • 3cups Waterhot
  • 1tbsp salt
  1. Soak rice with 2.5 cups of hot water for at least 1 hour. Then rinse well and drain.
  2. Soak currants with the remaining 1/2 cup hot water for 1 hour. Then drain.
  3. Select Sear/Sauté and set time to 15 minutes. Press START
  4. With the Add Food sign, add almonds and brown for 2-3 minutes by stirring once or twice until nice golden-brown spots form in the middle of the nuts. Avoid stirring often.
  5. Add butter and olive oil. Stir.
  6. Add rice and sauté until transparent for around 3 minutes.
  7. Add currants, salt and chicken broth. Stir. When the chicken stock starts boiling, close the lid. Press CANCEL.
  8. Select Manual Mode 1 and set the temperature to 203°F and set the time to 50 minutes.
  9. When cooking time is complete, let pilaf rest for 10 minutes (optional).
  10. Remove the lid and add chopped dill to rice. Gently fluff to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Recipe Notes

Optional: Currants add a nice mild sweetness to this recipe. They can be omitted or replaced with raisins, which would result in slightly sweeter pilaf.

For vegan option, replace butter with vegan margarine and chicken broth with vegetable stock or water.