Heart Healthy Florida Orange Scented Basmati Pilaf

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups U.S. basmati rice
  • 3 cups Florida orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 plum tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, for garnish

Preparation

Heart Healthy Florida Orange Scented Basmati Pilaf

Heat large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add oil and onions; cook until onions are golden. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add rice and stir to combine; then add orange juice, water, tomatoes, star anise and garam masala. Cover and reduce heat; cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir and remove star anise. Garnish with green onions.