When Ivalee Sinclair's children were growing up, this rich pilaf, lavishly topped with Hawaiian macadamia nuts, was a family tradition. Now her children make it for their families.

Recipe by Sunset May 1998


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Makes 10 or 11 servings


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  • In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the macadamia nuts and stir until slightly darker brown, about 3 minutes. Scrape from pan into small bowl and set aside.

  • Add remaining butter, onion, and garlic to pan. Stir often over medium-high heat until onion is limp, about 5 minutes.

  • Add rice and stir often until grains turn opaque, about 5 minutes.

  • Add the broth and pepper. Heat to a simmer. Pour the mixture into a shallow 2 1/2- to 3-quart casserole; cover tightly.

  • Bake in a 375° oven until rice is tender to bite, 40 to 45 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with nuts and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; calories from fat 40%; protein 5.4g; fat 14g; saturated fat 4.9g; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 0.9g; sodium 140mg; cholesterol 16mg.