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Popcorn-scented basmati is a flavorful alternative to long-grain rice. You can find it on the same aisle as regular rice.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2009

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
stand:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings (4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring broth, butter, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Stir in rice; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until broth is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat, and stir in peas and zest using a fork. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with onions.

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  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mahatma Basmati Rice.

  • Basmati Rice and Pigeon Peas: Substitute 1 (15-oz.) can green pigeon peas for black-eyed peas. Proceed with recipe as directed.

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