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Basmati Rice with Raisins Nuts & Peas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup Basmati rice
  • 4 cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 sm Onions; thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 12 Whole black peppercorns
  • 8 Whole cloves
  • 6 Whole cardamom pods
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 Stick cinnamon
  • 4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron threads
  • 1 1/2 cup Frozen peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup Chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup Raisins

Preparation:

Rinse rice under cold water. Place in large bowl and add water to cover by 3-inches. Let stand 20 minutes and then drain. Sauté onion in oil until golden, about 8 minutes.

Add cumin, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves and cinnamon; sauté until onions are brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in rice and stir about 4 minutes. Add 4 cups water, cream, salt and saffron. Boil; reduce heat to low, cover almost completely and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Add peas to rice, cover and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; sprinkle with nuts and raisins.

Servings: 6
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