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

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add nuts and saute 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.

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  • Microwave Variation:

  • Toss nuts with oil in a 2 1/2-quart casserole. Microwave on High until nuts are golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; 3.6 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 295 mg sodium. 193 mg potassium; 52.7 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 4.7 g protein; 76 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 7 mcg folate; 38 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium;