A colorful, fragrant Indian-style rice. If desired, for presentation purposes, the rice can pressed into a lightly-oiled bowl, inverted and unmolded on to a decorative serving plate, and then garnished with fresh cilantro and slices of lime and tomato.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in rice, and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, chicken stock, cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes, salt, turmeric, bay leaf, raisins, and cashew halves. Bring to a boil, then cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

461.9 calories; 8.4 g protein; 55.8 g carbohydrates; 2 mg cholesterol; 791.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2006
Quite tasty. I added onions ginger and garlic as well as some mushrooms which added a bit more flavor. Nice exotic recipe for entertaining. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2011
I added 1/2 cup of sauteed onion some fresh cilantro and (imho) lots of curry to make this like the Indian take out we usually get. Boys loved this!!!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2006
Quite tasty. I added onions ginger and garlic as well as some mushrooms which added a bit more flavor. Nice exotic recipe for entertaining. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
Rice turned out really good nice and tasty I used yellow raisins and pine nuts instead of the cashews. Served with Lamb and Garlic Naan was yummy. made for my 3 brothers. no leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2006
This was nice and exotic. I was surprised by the instruction to sautee the uncooked rice which promptly got a little burnt by my overacheiving stovetop but otherwise everything went off without a hitch. With the coconut milk it comes out very creamy. My boyfriend said that the taste is unfamiliar but good (We don't eat much Indian food). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2008
I made a mistake and used cream of coconut (sweet) instead of coconut milk and my whole family loved it! Then I made it again with the coconut milk and they liked it but not nearly as much. I personally thought it was too sweet with the cream of coconut but will try it again using less than a whole can. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2007
This was so good! I substituted vegetable broth to make a delicious vegetarian main meal. I followed the directions just as it said and it came out just right! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
My husband & I loved this recipe! The spices were perfect and the house smelled wonderful as it was cooking. The only adjustment I will make next time is to use light coconut milk and a 1/2 cup of cashew pieces to see if it lightens it up the recipe calorie-wise. I served this alongside Country Captain Chicken and Indian Cauliflower (the later is also on this site). Finally garnishing this with fresh cilantro definitely gives it an added umph YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2015
A fantastic recipe. Made it almost exactly as written except I had no turmeric and used curry powder instead. Wonderful side dish--different and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2010
Wow this is tasty! And very easy to make! I added 1/2c. onions for extra flavor and I think it helped. I also made sure to rehydrate my raisins as best I could before they went into the rice (covered in boiling water for 10 min drained). Everyone enjoyed and it was gone between the 6 of us. Next time I'll add onions and maybe mushrooms too. Thanks Michelle! Update Delicious with Vegetarian Korma! Mmm yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
You can not go wrong. add this and that and it still works. we like more chilli out here in AU Tintaldra it's by the Murray River. The Curry's will be Hot next weekend. Love Tinpotcook Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2011
I added 1/2 cup of sauteed onion some fresh cilantro and (imho) lots of curry to make this like the Indian take out we usually get. Boys loved this!!!! Read More
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