Herbed Basmati Rice-Vermicelli Pilaf
To finely break the angel hair pasta, first use your hands to break 3 ounces pasta into short lengths into a heavy resealable plastic bag. Using the bottom of an unopened heavy can, crush the pasta into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces.
If you don't have dried cranberries on hand, try swapping in another kind of dried fruit. Snipped apricots, golden raisins, chopped dates, or tart cherries are all good choices.