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Walnut and Cranberry Pilaf, is a one pot rice flavorful preparation with sweet and tangy cranberries and crunchy Walnuts.
Today I am here with a very simple, easy and a flavourful rice Pilaf/Pulao with Walnuts and Cranberries.
I came across Walnut and Cranberry Rice Pilaf recipe few days back, when I was searching and finalizing the dishes for Mega Blogging Marathon. For the letter W. I had 2-3 dishes in mind, Wild Rice, Whole Moong Khichdi or Whole Wheat Khichdi. I came across the recipe for Walnut and Cranberry Rice on Food Network.
I usually add nuts to various Pulao dishes like Kashmiri Pulao, Dhaniya Pulao, Meethe Chawal, many of that you have seen in last few days and have never used Walnuts in rice. So this recipe got me interested. I referred to lot of recipes on internet and then finalized the recipe as per our taste.
I used absolutely no spice in this recipe except cumin seeds.The recipes on Internet called for adding walnut while cooking rice, I roasted walnuts in a separate pan, and then added to the cooked rice. The roasted Walnuts add a nice crunch and a distinct aroma to Pulao. This pulao also has bold garlic flavour due to over roasted garlic in butter. Cranberries add a sweet and tangy flavour.
We loved this simple buttery Rice Pilaf with bold garlic flavours and crunchy walnuts and sweet and tangy cranberries. I had planned stir fried broccoli and hot and Sour Tomato Soup for the evening . This flavorful Pilaf gelled so well with the Broccoli and soup.
It can also be paired with any vegetarian or non-vegetarian buttery curries like makhani gravy. It is good option for the kids who do not like spicy food. My 7 yr old, loved the crunchy walnuts along with cranberries in pilaf. For Moms it is light and good option for kid’s lunch box. You can also add almonds and cashew nuts along with raisins and make it a dry fruit pulao for your little ones.
Let’s see how I made this simple and flavorful Walnut and Cranberry Pulao..
Walnut and Cranberry Rice Pulao/Pilaf
- 1 Cup Basmati Rice
- 1-2 tbsp Walnuts
- 1-2 tbsp Cranberry
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
- 1 tsp Butter
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 2 Garlic Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onions
- 1.5 Cup Water/Vegetable stock
- Salt to taste
- Wash and soak rice for 15-20 minutes in enough water.
- Roast walnuts in a pan till these give nutty aroma. Keep the flame to low.
- In a heavy bottomed pan, add butter and oil.
- Add cumin seeds, when the seeds crackle, add finely chopped/minced garlic. Saute till brown in color. Do not burn garlic.
- Add onions, when onions turn translucent add cranberries and saute for a minute or till cranberries swell up.
- Drain water from rice, and add to the pan. Saute for a minute then add water or stock. Add salt as per required. Mix well, lower the flame and cover the pan, cook rice till done. It takes another 10 minutes to cook rice.
- Cook till water evaporates, check for the doneness of rice.
- Add roasted walnuts and mix lightly. Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro.
Do try this simple and easy Pulao recipe. This can also go well with any tomato based or makhani curry.
Treat them to this flavorful rice preparation that is wholesome, filling and so flavorful.
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This is 23rd in my series of A-Z Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes, that I am taking to Mega Blogging Marathon April ’19.
Day 23. W. Walnut and Cranberry Rice
This is an event where I along with a group of fellow bloggers are blogging everyday about Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes this whole April, with Sundays off.
My earlier posts for the event..
Day 1. A.. Aloo Matar Ki Tehri
Day 2. B..Broccoli Mushroom Pulao
Day 3 . C..Chana Dal Khichdi
Day 4. D..Dhaniya Pulao
Day 6. F.. Fresh Mint and Peas Pulao
Day 7. G.. Gatte Ka Pulao
Day 8. H.. Hari Moong Dal Khichdi
Day 9. I.. Iyengar Puliyogare(Instant)
Day 10. J.. Jeera Rice
Day 11. K.. Kashmiri Pulao
Day 12. L.. Lucknowi Veg. Dum Biryani
Day 13. M.. Mixed Veg Pulao
Day 14. N.. No-Onion No-Garlic Kadhai Paneer Pulao
Day 15. O.. Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi
Day 16. P.. Pearl Pulao
Day 17. Q..Quinoa Pulao
Day 18. R.. Rajasthani Kabuli(Jodhpuri Pulao)
Day 19. S.. Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice
Day 20. T.. Tomato Corn and Basil Pulao
Day 22. V. Vegetable Biryani in Instant Pot
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