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Fruit and Nut Rice

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Category: Indian, Rice, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 kg Basmati rice
  • 90 g Ghee
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tb Cumin seeds
  • 1 tb Coriander seeds
  • 6 Cardamom seeds
  • 1 Cinammon stick
  • 4 c Hot water
  • Tiny pinch saffron powder
  • 3/4 c Chopped dried apricots
  • 1 c Sultanas
  • 1 c Roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 c Pistachio nuts


Wash rice; drain 30 minutes. Heat ghee and oil in large pan, add garlic,
onion and spices, cook stirring, 1 minute. Add rice, stir until rice is
coated with ghee, stir in combined water and saffron. Bring to the boil,
cover with tight fitting lid, reduce heat to very low, steam 20 minutes or
until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Add apricots and sultanas,
cover, cook over low heat 10 minutes, stir in cashews, serve sprinkled with

Compiled by Imran C. Gold Coast-'Oz

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