Indian-Style Rice with Cashews, Raisins and Turmeric


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups basmati rice

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 ¼ (14 ounce) cans chicken stock

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ¾ cup cashew halves


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
25g Fat
56g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 792mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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