By Kittencalskitchen on May 25, 2006
Photo by mizzlizzita
Photo by mizzlizzita
"I like to add in a pinch of cayenne pepper and saffron also but that is optional, this is very good! :)"
Serving Size: 1 (319 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Thanks again for another keeper! I added about 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. The only other slight change that I made was that I added the rice at the same time as the garlic to somewhat toast the rice as well for about 3 minutes before adding the broth, spices and raisins."
"Delicious Recipe and esay too. I left out the almonds because I didnt have any. I made this in my rice cooker as follows: 1. I melted 2 Tb of butter & 2 Tb light olive oil in a pan . 2. I sauted the chopped onions until translucent-over medium. 3. I added the chopped garlic and sauted about 1 min more. 4. I added the rice ( well rinsed), spices ( including the pinch or saffron and cayenne) and raisins and mixed well and sauted for another minute ( maybe a bit more) so that the rice/spice/onions/garlic/raisins all mixed together and the rice was sauted also. 5. I poured the mix into the rice cooker and added the chicken stock-I used about 2 3/4 cup of chicken stock-I find that the rice cooker uses less liquid. 6. I let the rice cooker cook in the white rice setting. Thanks KITTENCAL for another great recipe"
"This was a wonderful side dish ~ Thank you so much for the recipe! :)"
"Good. I Used the garlic, and replaced the almonds with pine nuts. I didn't add raisins, (though I can see it would be good with them) neither did I add pepper. I served this with Recipe #40388"
"This was definitely a winner for us! I used regular long-grain white rice instead of Basmati rice, and substituted toasted pine nuts for almonds since I was taking it to a potluck where tree nuts weren't permitted. I prepared this in a fuzzy logic rice cooker by doing step 1 on the stove, and then dumping everything into the rice cooker."
"I am almost certain if I make one of your recipes, that my family and I will love it! <br/>Great Job Kittencalskitchen"
"I made this exactly as listed and it was delicious"
"This is a great recipe, I made the the following changes to the flavors to compliment the main course at the time (lamb kabobs)
But make these changes.
Use grated onion with juice removed.
Use mace and just a touch of cinnamon
Leave out the garlic.
Use less tumeric but add saffron threads to the butter.
Use half raisins and half chopped dates."
"This rice was delicious with chicken and vegetable kebabs. I was serving 8 adults so I doubled the recipe. Everyone loved it, but it made SO much. I had at least 4-6 generous servings leftover. I substituted olive oil for 1/2 of the butter and used golden raisins. I didn't have any saffron, but was generous with the garlic and cayenne pepper. This recipe is a keeper! Next time I might try whole grain basmati rice instead of white, for added nutrition."
"You never disappoint Kittencal! I used pine nuts and substituted brown rice and threw it all in a rice cooker after cooking the onion and toasting the pine nuts and it turned out beautifully despite my tinkering."
"This dish was great. I omitted the raisins and almonds and added 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. I will definitely make this one again!"
"This was delicious and very ease to veganize. The only thing I did differently was to add some soy curls. The flavor is not overwhelming and you get a perfect amount of sweetness when you bite into a raisin. I will definitely be making this again."
"So good with so many different kind of meals! I did add 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom and 'cause I'm not a big fan of cooked raisins, added 1/2 cup of them after rice was done."
"another great one! made as it says, except for the pepper, my daughter hates anything spicy. oh and did add the garlic. yummy! goes great with a tandoori chicken recipe i have from a friend (i know, different countries, but still good together!). thanks again kittencal"
"Good stuff. I also used saffron. I didn't add almonds or mushrooms, but used mushrooms and carrots when I stir fried. I have a normal rice cooker which did cook it in 20 minutes, but stir with wooden spoon since it does stick."
"We loved itand I'll be making this again."
"OMG Kittencal how do you do it? You have some of the greatest recipes! Another winner here, my husband and I REALLY enjoyed this. We followed the recipe almost exactly except we used low sodium vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, and we used 4 cups veggie broth (wanted to use it up), and so we added a little bit more rice (1/4 cup?) It was soooo delicious, I will DEFINITELY make this again."
"SO GOOD!!! My mom and I are NUTS about this FANTASTIC rice!!! Made with garlic. MMMMMM!!!"
"This was excellent, but a little high on the salt. With a low-salt homemade broth it would have been perfect. I followed the recipe to the letter. Timing was right on."
"I did not use the raisins, other than that I followed the recipe exactly with garlic. It came out perfect! The slivered almonds add a nice crunch. I served it with Recipe #40388. THX Kitten!"