Rice is such an economical side dish, and one that my boys all love, so I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it. This Cranberry Almond Rice Pilaf is easy enough for an every day dinner, but fancy enough for holidays and dinner guests.
The cilantro is surprisingly good in this dish, but you could certainly substitute other herbs if you’re not a fan of cilantro. Parsley would be great! And pecans, or even cashews would also be good in place of the almonds. Dried cherries or even apricots would also be delicious substitutions for the cranberries. I love a dish that’s versatile like this one, because it allows me to use up what I have on hand.
I think this would be even better with brown rice, but my family disagrees, so I usually make it with white.
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