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Basmati Rice with Raisins & Cashews


Golden raisins, toasted cashews and scallions jazz up basmati rice. Serve with Shrimp & Coconut Milk Curry.

4 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add nuts and sauté until toasted, about 1 minute. Add rice, raisins, salt, pepper and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. With a fork, fluff the rice and stir in scallions. Microwave Variation:
  2. Toss nuts with oil in a 2 1/2-quart casserole. Microwave on High until nuts are golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add rice, raisins, salt, pepper and water. Cover casserole with a lid or vented plastic wrap and microwave on High power 5 minutes. Stir once, cover and microwave on Medium, without stirring, until rice is cooked, about 10 minutes more. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. With a fork, fluff the rice and stir in scallions.


Per serving : 177 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 35 g Carbohydrates; 3 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 295 mg Sodium; 191 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat