Basmati Rice With Raisins, Nuts And Peas Recipe

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  1. Rinse rice under cool running water. Place rice in large bowl. Add in sufficient water to cover by 3 inches. Let stand 20 min. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in onions; saute/fry till golden brown, about 8 min. Add in cumin, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves and cinnamon; saute/fry till onions are brown, about 4 min.
  3. Add in rice to spices and stir 2 min. Add in 4 c. water, cream, salt and saffron. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover saucepan almost completely and cook till almost all liquid is absorbed, about 20 min.
  4. Add in peas to rice. Cover and simmer till rice is tender, about 5 min.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with nuts and raisins.
  6. cardamom and cloves. They are not meant to be eaten, so throw away them when serving the rice.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 450g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 576  
Calories from Fat 139 24%
Total Fat 16.05g 20%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 14%
Trans Fat 0.18g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 714mg 30%
Potassium 408mg 12%
Total Carbs 96.53g 26%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 18%
Sugars 10.64g 7%
Protein 12.1g 19%
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