Daily Archives: 27 May 2011

French Fridays with Dorie: Cardamom Rice Pilaf

This month, the recipes for French Fridays with Dorie have been a little bit involved to make. Certainly, they were all winners, and a couple turned out to be among my overall favorites so far. The final recipe for May was a welcome change. A dead easy side dish: Cardamom Rice Pilaf.

There really isn’t much to say about this recipe, so this is a boring post. I’m really a plain steamed rice kind of girl. Occasionally, I’ll sauté an onion when I’m making couscous, but not usually for rice. I tried it, and I liked it. I used basmati rice, as suggested. I always like the fragrant character of basmati rice. And I didn’t add the lemon zest, but I did stir in a handful of toasted sliced almonds. An easy and elegant side dish. I served it alongside some grilled pork chops, but it would go with chicken, fish, or almost anything.

We don’t post the recipes, but consider getting your own copy of the book, Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table. I always enjoy checking out what my fellow FFwD bloggers thought about this week’s recipe. The simpler the recipe, the more interesting the variations. Check out their links at French Fridays with Dorie.