Cook 1 cup brown rice in a pot of salted boiling water for 30 minutes; drain. Melt 1/2 stick butter in the same pot. Add 1/2 cup finely broken thin spaghetti, some chopped almonds and raisins, curry powder, salt and pepper; cook 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and sliced scallions.
Photograph by Antonis Achilleos