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Pakistani Rice

 
One serving costs about $0.75

$0.75 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:36%

Spoonacular Score: 36%

 

Pakistani Rice takes roughly roughly 45 minutes from beginning to end. Watching your figure? This gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 542 calories, 9g of protein, and 9g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4 and costs 75 cents per serving. If you have salt, butter, peas, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It works well as a side dish. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 33%, which is rather bad. Users who liked this recipe also liked Pakistani Chicken, Nan (Pakistani Flat Bread), and Pakistani Kima (Hamburger Curry).

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 large
0.5 large onion
onion
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps butter
butter
1 cup
1 cup raisins
raisins
0.5 cup
0.5 cup peas
peas
2 cups
2 cups rice
rice
2 cups
2 cups water
water
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
0.5 large onion
0.5 large
onion
3 Tbsps butter
3 Tbsps
butter
1 cup raisins
1 cup
raisins
0.5 cup peas
0.5 cup
peas
2 cups rice
2 cups
rice
2 cups water
2 cups
water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Place onion in 2 cups water. Boil 10-20 minutes. Remove onion from water. Add raisins to butter and heat. Add rice to hot butter and raisins. Stir mixture constantly until rice is browned. Add peas (if frozen, thaw first). Add the water minus onion. Bring to boil. Simmer 5 minutes in covered pan. If any liquid remains, simmer uncovered until liquid is gone.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.75
Ingredient
½ larges onion
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup raisins
½ cups peas
2 cups rice
Price
$0.17
$0.36
$0.98
$0.28
$1.19
$2.98

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If you're baking with raisins, you can add them to hot water for 10 minutes or so to plump them up, then drain. You can also use some of the flour the recipes calls for to coat the raisins before mixing them into the dough so they won't all end up at the bottom.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
542k Calories
8g Protein
9g Total Fat
106g Carbs
5% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
542k
27%

Fat
9g
14%

  Saturated Fat
5g
35%

Carbohydrates
106g
36%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
22mg
8%

Sodium
678mg
30%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
8g
18%

Manganese
1mg
60%

Selenium
14µg
21%

Fiber
4g
20%

Copper
0.37mg
19%

Phosphorus
161mg
16%

Potassium
479mg
14%

Vitamin B6
0.27mg
14%

Vitamin C
10mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Iron
1mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Magnesium
43mg
11%

Vitamin B5
1mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Vitamin A
401IU
8%

Folate
24µg
6%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Calcium
51mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.37mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.16µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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