Tomato-Basil Basmati Pilaf

The hot rice brings out the flavor of the fresh basil and tomato as the pilaf is tossed. The better the tomatoes, the tastier the pilaf will be. This dish is the perfect partner for grilled chicken.


7 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 19 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 123
Fat 1.4 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 28.1 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 1.0 mg
Sodium 334 mg
Caloriesfromfat 10 %
Fiber 1.3 g
Calcium 9 mg


1 3/4 cups water
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons light stick butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped tomato (about
1 medium)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil


Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add rice and salt; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

. While rice stands, melt butter in a small skillet. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in tomato and lemon juice. Add tomato mixture and basil to hot cooked rice; toss gently. Serve immediately.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2006
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