Red Rice Pilaf
From the City Cook by Kate Mcdonough
Pilaf with Bhutanese red rice is a nutty and beautiful alternative to traditional white rice pilaf. You can usually find Bhutanese red rice in city markets, gourmet shops, and specialty markets. The most common brand is Lotus Foods, a company that sells other imported and heirloom rices, including the exotic black Forbidden Rice.
This nutty pilaf is a perfect companion to any dish with which you might normally serve pilaf or a flavored rice, including fish, duck, and chicken. It’s also great as part of a vegetarian menu that features vegetable gratin, curried vegetables, or ratatouille.
- 1 cup Bhutanese red rice
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 bay leaf