Rice Pilaf With Cinnamon and Golden Raisins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is an adaptation on a recipe that was emailed to me. The original recipe was from The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes. It goes well with Apricot Chicken for the Gourmet Crock Pot.


  1. In a heavy saucepan, warm the olive oil.
  2. When warm add the onion and rice; cook stirring constantly until onion is transparent and rice begins to brown.
  3. Stir in the broth, turmeric, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  5. The last 5 minutes, stir in the raisins.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in parsley, cover and let stand, covered for 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

Yum! Great blend of flavors and came out perfectly cooked. I made all as directed apart from using some fresh chives instead of the parsley.

Peter J October 05, 2013

This was very good! I've never had rice with raisins, but it was really tasty! That and the cinnamon added a subtle sweetness to the rice. A nice change of pace from the usual rice pilaf. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT7 for the Skim Into Africa Challenge for the Vivacious Violets.

Lainey6605 June 02, 2011

Great! My son loved this- i added extra raising and i made this in the rice cooker after first preparing the pan -made for zw7

petlover May 26, 2011