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Pilaf has many variations. This Turkish version gains flavor from popcorn-scented basmati rice and fresh dill. Don't stir the rice as it simmers; doing so makes it gummy. Use leftover meat from a roasted chicken, or pick up a rotisserie chicken from your supermarket.

Marie Simmons
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2004

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in rice, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, tomato, salt, broth, and cinnamon stick; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

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  • Stir in spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Stir in chicken. Sprinkle evenly with walnuts and dill. Discard cinnamon stick.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 11.9g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 5.6g; protein 19.8g; carbohydrates 47.5g; fiber 2.1g; cholesterol 33mg; iron 1.5mg; sodium 616mg; calcium 58mg.
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