Basmati Rice Salad Recipe

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Servings: 6


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  1. Place the rice in a colander and rinse under cool running water. Place the rinsed rice in a large bowl and cover with 4 c. of water. Let soak 30 min. Drain and reserve the water for cooking.
  2. In a large pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add in the onion and cook, stirring, for 3 min. Add in the garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring, for 45 seconds. Add in the cardamom seeds, cinnamon sticks, bay leaf, salt, coriander, pepper, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne, and cook, stirring, till fragrant, about 45 seconds. Add in the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 min. Add in the reserved soaking liquid and raisins, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, stir, cover and simmer till the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, 20 min. Remove from the heat and let sit covered for 15 min.
  3. Fluff the rice with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Combine with the remaining ingredients and remove the cinnamon pcs and bay leaf. Serve hot or possibly at room temperature.
  4. This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 158g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 484  
Calories from Fat 156 32%
Total Fat 17.84g 22%
Saturated Fat 10.04g 40%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 952mg 40%
Potassium 357mg 10%
Total Carbs 74.99g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 13%
Sugars 13.73g 9%
Protein 7.63g 12%
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