Former Great British Bake Off contestant from Pease Pottage serves up delicious dish

Raisin and Rice Pilaf
Raisin and Rice Pilaf
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Great British Bake Off 2012 quarter-finalist Cathryn Dresser from Pease Pottage has linked up with Sun-Maid California Raisins to create some delicious recipes that’ll feed the family with ease.

We feature one of the recipes - a delicious raisin and rice pilaf - in a YouTube video below.

If you want to create the dish yourself then the recipe is:

Rice and Raisin Pilaf

Serves 6 - 15 minutes’ preparation - 40 minutes’ cooking time.

Ingredients:

Cathryn Dresser pictured during her Bake Off year

Cathryn Dresser pictured during her Bake Off year

12 dried apricot halves

15g butter

1 medium onion - chopped

175g long grain white rice

¼ tsp ground cardamom

Salt and pepper to taste

600ml vegetable stock

75g Sun-Mad California raisins

40g slivered almonds - toasted

Handful of fresh coriander and/or parsley to serve

Cooking:

Cut the apricots into small slivers. Melt the butter in a large non-stick saucepan over a medium heat.

Add the onion, rice, cardamom, salt and pepper, and sauté for about eight minutes or until the rice is toasted.

Stir in the stock, raisins, almonds and apricots and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until the stock is completely absorbed.

Remove from the heat and leave to stand for five minutes. Fluff with a fork, season well, then serve garnished with fresh herbs.

Cut the apricots into small slivers. Melt the butter in a large non-stick saucepan over a medium heat.

Add the onion, rice, cardamom, salt and pepper, and sauté for about eight minutes or until the rice is toasted.

Stir in the stock, raisins, almonds and apricots and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until the stock is completely absorbed.

Remove from the heat and leave to stand for five minutes. Fluff with a fork, season well, then serve garnished with fresh herbs.

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