Brown Basmati Rice with Cashews and Raisins

A heavenly combination of flavors Serve with kabobs and a cucumber salad

Authored by: Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health

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  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes one hour
  • Serves: 6
  • Suitable Diets: Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 1 cup brown Basmati Rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee or canola oil for a vegan dish
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup toasted cashew pieces 350 oven for 12 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Milk


In a heavy saucepan combine water, salt, and tumeric and bring to a boil. Add rice, giving it a couple of stirs, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 50 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to steam cook another 10 minutes. Remove to a bowl and fluff with a fork.Meanwhile, Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 23 minutes, or until transparent. Add raisins, roasted cashews and Cardamom. Cook for another 12 minutes. Stir in Coconut Milk and cook another 12 minutes. Combine with the rice and toss gently until mixed. Serve immediately.