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Basmati Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruit

Basmati Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruit


Serves 4-6


  • 3 tablespoons of ghee
  • 4 celery stalks (chopped into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1½ cups of basmati rice
  • 3¼ cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of Organic Pitta Churna
  • ¼ cup of golden raisins
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries
  • ½ cup of dried apricots (chopped)
  • ½ cup of pecans (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper



  1. Melt the ghee in a saucepan and add the Organic Pitta Churna.
  2. Fry lightly and add the rice. Stir continuously and coat the rice in the spices for about 1 or 2 minutes.
  3. Add chopped celery, salt and water. Bring to a rollicking boil and add all the dried fruit to the mixture.
  4. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cover tightly for 20 minutes.
  5. After the time is up, remove from heat and stir in the pecan pieces and the fresh ground pepper to taste.


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