Green Pilau With Cashews

Green Pilau With Cashews

Time: 1 hrs 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 1/2 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 2/3 cup cashew nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • 2 Shred the spinach leaves.
  • 3 Place the cashews on a cookie sheet and roast for 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown (watch carefully).
  • 4 In a large frying pan heat the oil. Cook onions over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until soft. Add the rice, garlic, and fennel seeds and cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes or until the rice is evenly coated.
  • 5 Increase the heat to high. Add the lemon juice, stock and 1 tsp salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 45 minutes without lifting the lid.
  • 6 Remove from heat and sprinkle with spinach and herbs. Let sit, covered, for about 8 minutes. Using a fork, distribute the spinache and herbs through the rice.
  • 7 Adjust seasoning.
  • 8 Serve topped with cashews.
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