Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by gailanng

Any mixed dried fruit combo (cranberries, dried cherries, apricots, raisins, etc.) will do, but I especially love it heavy with dried mango.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • water, according to package directions
  • 2 teaspoons butter or 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • salt
  • 34 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped
  • 14 cup slivered almonds, toasted (see note below)


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions using butter or ghee, cumin seeds and salt.
  2. Once cooked, add over the top the dried fruit and almonds; do not stir. Place lid loosely over pot and let stand 10 minutes. Fluff with fork.
  3. To toast almonds: Spread in single layer on metal baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Set aside to cool.

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