Basmati Rice Salad

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups basmati rice, rinsed until water runs clear and drained well
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup cashews
Directions

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add the cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add 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 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes. Remove lid and fluff with a fork, fold in cashews and reseason with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature.


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