Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

A nice side dish from Moosewood New Classics. This is just a bit bland on its own, but really lovely as a side for spicy meat dishes. It is indeed a lovely golden color.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid, combine the rice, oil, garlic, ginger, turmeric and salt.
  2. saute for a minute or two, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.
  3. add the water and bring to a boil.
  4. when the water boils, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes, till the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  5. stir in the pineapple, cilantro or scallions and the cashews.


Most Helpful

I took your comment about being a little bland, so I added 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper in the saute stage. I had calrose white rice and this was very nice to put together. I decreased the water a bit and used dried cilantro so that was added to the water. The pineapple was added and green onions before serving.

Montana Heart Song February 13, 2008

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