Almond Raisin Pilaf

1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tbs butter or margarine
1 tbs olive oil
1 cup converted brand rice
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 tbs fresh chopped parsley
1-1/2 tsp fresh chopped mint leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried mint leaves)

Cook onion in butter and oil in medium saucepan until tender, about 5 minutes. Add rice and almonds. Cook over low heat stirring constantly, until is golden. Add chicken rice broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover tightly and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Remove from heat. Let stand covered until all liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana