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Spiced rice

Spiced rice

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

For the perfect side to a knockout curry supper, try this nutty aromatic rice dish

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal472
fat15g
saturates4g
carbs73g
sugars9g
fibre3g
protein17g
salt1.58g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion , finely sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • small cinnamon stick
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 100ml hot curry paste
  • 300g basmati rice (washed 3 times)
  • handful raisin
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 25g flaked almonds , toasted
  • big handful chopped coriander

Method

  • STEP 1

    Fry the onions, bay and whole spices in the butter for 10 mins. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add the curry paste and cook until aromatic. Add the rice and the raisins, stir and cook for a good few mins, then add the stock and bring to the boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and when really boiling lower the heat and cook for 10 mins. Turn the heat off but don’t lift the lid and leave to sit for 20 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in half the almonds and coriander, with the rest of the coriander and the almonds thrown over the top.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2011

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