Butternut Pilaf With Almonds And Greek Yogurt

Recipe c/o Love The Crunch.

Butternut Pilaf With Almonds And Greek Yogurt. Hello friends. When the weather gets cooler, and the urge for comfort food hits, chase away the autumn chill this sensational autumn dish. Cosy up in the kitchen and make the most of seasonal flavours that everyone will love.

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Butternut Pilaf With Almonds And Greek Yogurt

The wonderfully fragrant smell of the onions and spices cooking at the beginning of the recipe will really get you in the mood for food with this delicious pilaf.

This is a quick easy recipe to make but the resulting dish is warm and comforting and is packed full of vitamins and goodness.

Radishes are delightfully low in calories and being a low GI food help to fill you up and provide you with slow release energy.

This is a great meal for all the family – though you may like to serve the youngest in the family before scattering the chopped chilli on top!

How To Make Butternut Pilaf With Almonds And Greek Yogurt:

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp black onion seeds
  • 400g basmati rice
  • 400g pumpkin diced
  • 800ml hot chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100ml Greek yogurt
  • 100g radishes sliced
  • 100g roasted almonds crushed
  • Small bunch mint roughly chopped
  • Small bunch coriander roughly chopped
  • 1 chilli chopped

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What To Do:

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan with a tight fitting lid, add the onion, garlic, cumin, fennel and black onion seeds, cook for 3 minutes, stirring every now and then until the onions are translucent.
  2. Now add the rice and cook for a further 2 minutes until the rice has also turned translucent, stirring the rice all the time.
  3. Add the pumpkin and stock, bring to the boil and turn down the heat to a gentle simmer.
  4. Season and place the lid on the pan and leave to cook without stirring for 10 minutes, or until all the stock has been absorbed, turn off the heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes to finish cooking.
  5. Remove the lid and give a gentle stir.
  6. Top with a spoonful or two of Greek yogurt and scatter the sliced radishes and remaining ingredients over the top.
  7. Serve at once.

Butternut Pilaf With Almonds And Greek Yogurt

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Recipe c/o Love The Crunch.

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6 Comments

  1. jenniferwise4heritagemakers
    30th August 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Wow, I never would have thought of this combination, but it looks delicious! Pinning. 🙂
    #embracingchangelinky

    • Claire
      Author
      7th September 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer 🙂

  2. 30th August 2018 / 4:17 pm

    This sounds like the perfect autumn dish but I could go for some right now!

    • Claire
      Author
      7th September 2018 / 12:41 pm

      Thanks for the comment Heather 🙂

  3. 5th September 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and it will be pinned to our features board. Hope you have a lovely day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us!
    Miz Helen

    • Claire
      Author
      7th September 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much for hosting and the feature Miz Helen 🙂

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