Basmati Rice With Nuts and Spices

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

Basmati rice has a fragrant aroma, nutlike flavor, and a firm consistency.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in the onion and garlic; stir/saute for 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add in the nuts and rice; stir to coat.
  4. Add in the broth and spices; bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  6. Add in parsley, lemon juice, raisins, and salt/pepper to taste; fluff with a fork.


Most Helpful

Thankyou NurseDi.Apart from using all cashews and no raisins, I followed the recipe exactly. It was a good, easy to make, basic pilaf recipe. I found the butter too rich so will substitute olive oil next time. I used 1/2 tsp salt but think it needs 3/4-1 tsp. I also think it needs a stronger injection of spices.

gerbera June 28, 2006

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