Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From: “The Africa Kitchen” by Josie Stow and Jan Baldwin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and saute the onions until soft.
  2. Stir in the rice and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the raisins, chili, lime zest, cinnamon sticks, cardamon, salt and 4 cups of water and stir well.
  4. Cover the pan and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.
  5. Meanwhile, lightly toast the slivered almonds in a dry frying pan.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and fluff up the rice with a fork.
  7. Stir in the almonds, parsley and season to taste before serving.
Most Helpful

Nice flavors! An interesting rice pilaf option. Thanks for posting!

pattikay in L.A. July 12, 2008