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Healthsmart Moroccan Rice Pilaf

Adding herbs and spices to your food is a great way to enhance flavor and potentially boost nutritional content. Many herbs contain essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can contribute to overall health. Additionally, using herbs in cooking can be a flavorful alternative to excessive salt or unhealthy seasonings. It's a simple and healthy way to add variety to your meals while reaping potential nutritional benefits.

Moroccan Rice Pilaf Recipe

2 cups Basmati or Jasmin rice

2 tbsp EVOO or coconut oil

1 small onion chopped

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp cumin

1 ½ tsp Peachy’s Coffee Essence blend (Cinnamon, Cardamon, Cloves, Allspice)

1 ½ tsp dried Peachy Herbs

½ cup chopped almonds 

½ cup raisins, dried currants, dried cranberries or chopped apricots

½ c fresh parsley, chopped

2 ¼ c water or stock

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a deep skillet, add garlic and onions, cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Add cumin herbs, essence blend, rice and water, cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Add water, cover with lid, let simmer on medium low for about 20-25 minutes,

stirring every 5 minutes or so.

Blend in dried fruit, almonds and fresh parsley.

Serve hot.

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