Fruity rice with toasted cashews

Fruity rice with toasted cashews

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 6
Make this rice salad a day ahead so the flavours can infuse

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal418
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs76g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.19g
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  • 100g cashew nuts



    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

  • 600g cooked basmati rice, cooled (about 400g/14oz uncooked)
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp mango chutney
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients, season, then set aside. Heat a small nonstick pan and put in the cashew nuts, stirring for a few mins, until starting to brown.

  2. Toss the rice, peppers, onion and most of the cashews together, then gently fold in the dressing. Chill for up to a day, then scatter with the remaining cashews before serving.

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20th Apr, 2012
My boyfriend loved it and I thought it was a great dish, even though I forgot the herbs. I didn't see that it was supposed to cool and be served cold, but it was nice anyway!
30th Jul, 2011
Best ever rice dish for bbqs. Love the mango!
18th Jul, 2011
BEWARE - this recipe isn't printed can it be fruity when there is no fruit listed in the ingredients?? They've missed off the sultanas!!
25th Jul, 2009
everyone loves this - made several times for bbq's, parties and packups!
25th Jul, 2009
everyone loves this - made several times for bbq's, parties and packups!
7th May, 2008
Excellent! This is a firm family favourite, although I have to admit leaving out the cashews. The children have whats left in their lunchboxes the next day - they love it!
23rd Feb, 2008
seriously good, always a favourite at bbq's
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