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

EatingWell Test Kitchen


Recipe Summary

30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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; protein 4.7g 10% DV; carbohydrates 52.7g 17% DV; dietary fiber 2.1g 9% DV; sugars 11.2g; fat 3.6g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 75.6IU 2% DV; vitamin c 2mg 3% DV; folate 6.7mcg 2% DV; calcium 37.8mg 4% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 23.6mg 8% DV; potassium 193mg 5% DV; sodium 294.7mg 12% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV.