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Saffron Rice with Raisins and Cashews

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Basmati rice is simmered with clarified butter, cloves, raisins and cashews to create this authentic, slightly sweet taste of India.

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  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and boil for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar, reduce the heat, and add the clarified butter.
  2. Meanwhile, soak the saffron in 1 tablespoon hot water for 10 minutes.
  3. To the rice add the saffron, cloves, raisins and cashews. Stir well, cover, and cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes more, or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.
  4. Sprinkle with cardamom before serving.
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Reviews

BARB_BECHTOLD
11
2/7/2008

If you're having a hard time getting the rice to cook all the way, cut the sugar back. Otherwise, this is quite good!

HORTON4U
10
5/1/2003

Well, my gf made some changes and they must of been the wrong changes because this receipe did not turn out! She used brown rice in place of the basmatti and used brown sugar instead of white. Somehow the rice never cooked. It never absorbed the water. My guess it that the sugar coated the rice so much that it couldn't cook. She cooked it for at least 45 mins and it was still hard. We tried to eat it- but it was very very sweet- and the cashews were soggy. Seems to me the cashew and the raisins could be added last- instead of cooking them with the rice. - and use add less sugar- as the previous review suggests.

Doug
7
2/25/2009

After spending about 15 bucks for ingredients for this I was highly disappointed. It was WAY too sweet!! I had a guest refer to it as tasting like fruit loops. :( I might try again, but I will omit all the sugar and use chicken stock.