Rachael Ray's Special Rice

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by linnis4_9149959

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Top Review by NorthwestGal

This was so delicious. I really liked the citrus touch from the lemon, and the bit of crunch provided by the almonds sprinkled on top. I didn't really detect any of the chives, so I will probably increase that a bit (or perhaps just use a slightly bolder spice) the next time I make this, but that's a matter of personal preference. It was a very nice side dish to our pork roast dinner. Thank you for sharing your recipe, linnis4_9149959. Made for Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil in a covered saucepan. Add butter, cumin, raisins, currants, zest, and rice. Stir the rice and return to a rolling boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and add chives. Fluff rice with fork and transfer to a serving dish. Cover rice liberally with toasted sliced almonds or smoked almonds.

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