By NcMysteryShopper on September 07, 2005
Photo by tunasushi
Photo by tunasushi
"This rice is Indian inspired and so the recipe calls for traditional basmati, but Texmati rice will give much the same effect, and in fact any white rice is good made this way. Substitute almonds for the cashews if you prefer."
Serving Size: 1 (229 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This rice side dish went well with spatchcock chicken (with a simple grains of paradise rub) and stir fried brussels sprouts and onions. Be sure to remind yourself and others of the whole cloves. Made as written. Reviewed for February Tag Game Raisins/Uvas Pasas in Spanish forum."
"This was wonderful for DH and I! I was pleasantly surprised that this dish tasted so good as I tend to find rice cooked in water as apposed to chicken stock too bland for our tastes. I used white basmati rice. I used 2 cloves instead of 5 out of preference. I added a little canola oil instead of butter because we are dairy free. I used dark raisins. I took ~Rita~s idea to the next level and toasted some pine nuts and used cardamom as well in replacement of the cashews one time. The second time I did the same but with toasted slivered almonds of which some I mixed in and some I kept to garnish. I served this along with Recipe #181865, Recipe #322921 and Recipe #140618 for a good Lebanese/Palestinian meal. I will make this recipe again for sure."
"Made this for lunch today using my rice cooker which cooks basmati rice to perfection. Used 'Pure Spanish Saffron' one of my recent purchases at herb and spice party. Made as posted with excellent results- we rice lovers are wanting to add this one to our Family Favorites. Thank you for sharing."
"I placed all in my ricer and had beautiful results with the addition of cardamom and used pine nuts in place of the cashews. Yummy goodness. Thank you!"
"very very good rice! We loved it actually! I'd had the saffron for a long, long time and decided it was time to use a little of it...So glad I did. (My daughter took the picture though before I added the cashews and raisins...ugh. Guess she was tired of waiting to eat! Ha!) Had this with "Recipe #169928" and "Recipe #218950" and it was a scrumptious dinner. ZWT4 Family Picks."
"The whole family enjoyed this rice. It goes really well with Indian and in fact I served it with Recipe #270304 and the two were perfect together. Your instructions on timing were right on!"
"This was great - I served with Baby Kato's Recipe #90530 and they were great together. We really enjoyed the cashews and raisins. Thanks for posting!"
"Yes, any white rice is wonderful. I used jasmine rice which was wonderfully done and fluffy after the standing time. I did not realize that I had left off the butter until I sat down to write the review. This was served with Chicken & Shrimp Curry With Coconut & Green Chilies. They compliment each other very well."
"Awesome! Everyone loved this rice! It wasnt mushy or anything! Just perfect, with the balance of cinnamon, cloves, and the butter! oh the butter! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!"
"This was lovely, fragrant, perfectly cooked rice. I was making this just for myself, and the method still worked perfectly."
"I quite often cook rice with a cinnamon stick and bay leaves, but the cashews and raisins added an interesting new twist."
"This turned out a beautiful rice, but a bit bland for my tastes. I was surprised by how well the raisins and the rice went together - next time, I will use more raisins and maybe leave out the cashews (have also thought of using dried cranberries instead of the cashews.) The blandness might have been due to the age of my cloves and cinnamon stick, and the fact that I forgot about the butter!"
"Beautiful basmati rice! I particularly appreciated the perfect cooking instructions which left me with perfectly separated grains of gently flavoured rice - the perfect method for basmati! Thanks for posting!"