Basmati Rice Salad Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  • 2 c. Basmati rice rinsed till water runs clear, and liquid removed well
  • 3 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 1 lrg Onion thinly sliced
  • 2 x Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 x Cinnamon stick
  • 1 x Bay leaf
  • 2 whl cloves
  • 1 x Cardamom pod
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 3 1/2 c. Boiling water
  • 1/2 c. Golden brown raisins Salt to taste Freshly-grnd black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. Cashews


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add in the onions and garlic and cook till soft. Add in the cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add in the boiling water and raisins and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the water come back to a boil, stir once, cover the pot, reduce the heat and let cook for 12 to 15 min.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit 10 min. Remove lid and fluff with a fork, mix in cashews and reseason with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.
  3. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 363g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 546  
Calories from Fat 164 30%
Total Fat 18.98g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.55g 10%
Trans Fat 0.26g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbs 84.15g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9%
Sugars 2.42g 2%
Protein 9.81g 16%
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