Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins

If you're looking for something new to try - this is it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. **Rinserice before cooking** Put rice in large bowl of cold water and swill around, pouring out cloudy water as needed.
  2. Leave to soak for 30 min in remaining rinsing water.
  3. In lrg pan, fry onion, garlic, and carrot in oil.
  4. Stir in rice and spices and cook 1-2 minutes, so grains are coated in oil.
  5. Pour in stock or water, add bay leaf, and season well.
  6. Bring to boil; cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat without lifting lid.
  8. Leave for 5 minutes.
  9. If rice is cooked, there will be small steam holes in the center.
  10. Discard bay leaf/cardamom pods.
  11. Stir in nuts and check seasoning.
  12. Scatter parsley over mixture.
  13. Can be reheated!


Most Helpful

Lady Di, this was excellent, made it tonight, along side of a baked hamberger pie...I used chicken broth instead of veggie broth, I left out the cardamon pods, and used walnuts, even without the cardamon pods, it was still delicious...we love basmati rice, it has such a wonderful nutty flavor, this is a delicious side dish to any meal...I will be making this again, DH and myself both enjoyed it...thanks for posting! :-)

Kittencal@recipezazz March 18, 2004

This rice was super delicious and made a wonderful side dish for my lunch this afternoon. I used cashewnuts to make this. As for the vegetable broth, I made that by dissolving 2 cubes of Maggi vegetable broth with onions in 2 1/2 cups of water. I'm going to be making this alot often!! Thanks so much for an easy and lovely recipe!

Charishma_Ramchandani March 18, 2004

This is yum. I turned it into a main meal by adding prawns scallops and chicken.i also added mustard seeds.

jules_green January 05, 2015

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