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10Ingredients
900Calories
45Minutes

An Indian inspired rice dish featuring saffron and other fresh herbs. Made with basmati rice, this dish includes plump golden raisins for a burst of sweetness and sliced almonds for additional crunch.

Ingredients

  • water (triple the amount of the rice)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion (medium)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 bay leaves (laurel)
  • 500 grams basmati rice
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon saffron
  • 75 grams flaked almonds
  • 100 grams golden raisins

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. In a large pan, heat olive oil, onion, garlic, and bay leaves.
  3. When the onion begins to brown (keep stirring so that the garlic doesn't burn), add the rice, salt, and saffron. Mix everything, and let the rice fry for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  4. After this time, add a little boiling water to loosen the rice, and then the remaining water. Simmer until cooked. It is important the rice is not too soft.
  5. Remove rice from heat, and drain in a large colander. Rinse the rice with cold water, and let cool completely. When cold, put the rice in a serving bowl, and add the flaked almonds and raisins. Mix well to evenly distribute all the ingredients.
  6. Serve with meat or fish.
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NutritionView more

900Calories
Sodium9%DV210mg
Fat58%DV38g
Protein27%DV14g
Carbs43%DV128g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories900Calories from Fat340
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat38g58%
Saturated Fat4.5g23%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium210mg9%
Potassium520mg15%
Protein14g27%
Calories from Fat340
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate128g43%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars17g34%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Shelly P. 13 Jun 2015
Great recipe. The whole family loved it! It was definitely a unique dish for us, but I always tell the kids to be open to trying to new things. We are all happy we did. I was a little skeptical about the raisins at first, but surprisingly enough they worked well with the almonds and the rice. I think the combination of everything provided for a great texture and really good flavor.