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Fruit And Nut Rice

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Rice
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Basmati rice
90   Ghee
2 tablespoons 30mlOil
2   Garlic - crushed
1   Onion - finely chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlCumin seeds
1 tablespoon 15mlCoriander seeds
6   Cardamom seeds
1   Cinnamon stick
4 cups 948mlHot water
  Tiny pinch saffron powder
3/4 cup 109g / 3.8ozChopped dried apricots
1 cup 237mlSultanas
1 cup 237mlRoasted unsalted cashews
1/2 cup 118mlPistachio nuts

Recipe Instructions

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 pistachios.

Source:
Recipes: The Cooking of India, Time-Life Books (?)

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