Very tasty family dish - quite mild in flavour once everything is combined. We used minced pork with the optional sultanas, put in cashews instead of almonds, and added salt. Requests for repeats have suggested adding more spices next time, but I'm not sure they're needed - I like the balance and level of spices as given. There was an awful lot of liquid, which I had to boil off before adding the mince mixture to the rice - perhaps I should have left the lid off when simmering. A good recipe, and one that seems easy to modify for family tastes. Reviewed for PAC Spring 2007.
Made for a very large group...people thought it looked weird but they said it was good. Didn't mix the rice in but put it over rice as desired by the individual.