Special Rice

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1/3 handful
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins, 2 handfuls
  • 2 tablespoons currants, 1 handful
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest (from about 1/2 of the fruit)
  • 1 1/2 cups enriched white rice
  • 2 blades fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 (3-ounce) bag sliced almonds, lightly toasted or 3 ounces smoked almonds
Directions

Bring water to a boil in a covered saucepan. Add butter, cumin, raisins, currants, zest, and rice. Stir the rice and return to a rolling boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and add chives. Fluff rice with fork and transfer to a serving dish. Cover rice liberally with toasted sliced almonds or smoked almonds.

Yield: Preparation time: none Cooking time: 20 minutes Ease of preparation: easy


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