I am not a huge fan of rice, but since I did grow up on it, I probably know how to make it a 100 different ways. This recipe is one of my personal favorites. Light and delicately seasoned, yet rich and bursting with flavor it makes a delicious accompaniment to any meal. Mmmmm, the aroma will just fill up your senses . I have 2 versions: a healthy version where I use vegetable oil and the rich version where I use butter. The light rice is perfect for a weekday meal, while the rich version is elegant enough to grace a banquet. Prepare this simple, easy to make dish for a party and you will have all your guests dreaming they are eating at an elegant Persian or Middle Eastern Restaurant.
Nuts and Bolts about the key ingredients :
Rice: Use Basmati rice or any long grain rice. Basmati rice is good for diabetics because it has the lowest Glycemic Index of all kinds of rice.
Onions: Should be sautéed in oil/butter till semi crisp
Nuts : Walnuts, Pecans, Pine nuts, Cashews or Silvered Almonds work best. Sautéed in oil/butter they give the rice the nutty texture it needs.
Fruit : A combination of dark and golden raisins work well. If you want to add a tart taste to it, add some dried cranberries as well.
Cumin powder : A delicate spice that will add a subtle flavor to it.
This super easy festive rice can be made with oil ( light version) or with butter ( rich version). Nutrition facts are for light version. Ingredients Instructions
This super easy festive rice can be made with oil ( light version) or with butter ( rich version). Nutrition facts are for light version.