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Basmati Rice with Nuts and Dried Fruit

 

45

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

60

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups basmati rice
uncooked or other long grain rice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
cooking
1 small onions
thinly sliced
1 tablespoon ginger
minced
2 teaspoons garlic
minced
2 each jalapeño pepper
or serrano chiles, minced
*
½ teaspoon garam masala
*
½ teaspoon salt
1 pinch white pepper
*
3 cups chicken broth
or vegetable broth, or water
¼ cup apricots
dried, diced
*
¼ cup walnuts
coarsely chopped toasted
¼ cup cashew nuts
toasted
*
¼ cup prunes
pitted, chopped
*
2 tablespoons scallions, spring or green onions
chopped
2 tablespoons coconut
toasted
*
¼ cup plum sauce

Directions

Soak the rice in water to cover for 30 minutes; drain.

Heat a 3 quart pan over medium high heat until hot Add the oil and the onion. Cook, stirring until the onion is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add the ginger, garlic, chiles, garam masala, salt, and pepper and cook for 10 seconds. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until the mixture is well coated with the oil, about 1 minute.

Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium high heat until the liquid drops to the level of the rice. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer on low until the rice is tender, about 15 mins.

Remove the rice to a serving platter. Sprinkle the apricots, nuts, prunes, green onion and coconut over the rice. Serve with the plum sauce on the side.

Note: Can substitute raisins for prunes.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 198g (7.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26354% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 442mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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