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Carrot Rice

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Fragrant basmati rice sauteed with carrots, onions, fresh ginger, peanuts, and cilantro. You will be surprised to taste this delicious rice."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 179 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover with lid, and allow to steam until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. While rice is cooking, grind peanuts in a blender and set aside. Heat the margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned golden brown about 10 minutes. Stir in ginger, carrots, and salt to taste. Reduce heat to low and cover to steam 5 minutes. Stir in cayenne pepper and peanuts. When rice is done, add it to skillet and stir gently to combine with other ingredients. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 179 calories; 4.8 g fat; 30.1 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was an excellent alternative to plain rice. Here were the changes I made: I steamed my rice, tried almonds instead of peanuts first and then tried peanuts and my husband and I both prefere...

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This one sounded so exotic and yummy. Not sure what I did wrong but it was terrible! The minced ginger was crunchy and inedible and I thought the whole thing was really dry. We just couldn't eat...

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This was an excellent alternative to plain rice. Here were the changes I made: I steamed my rice, tried almonds instead of peanuts first and then tried peanuts and my husband and I both prefere...

We loved it,I had no peanuts so I substituted 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (They come in a bag already shelled/lightly salted - great for adding a little nutty flavour to salads too), I grated 1 l...

What a wonderful change from plain rice! Tasted even better the second day!

What a wonderful way to spice up the already delicious and fragrant basmati rice. My husband and I both love basmati rice already, but this was excellent. I put a bit too much cayenne in for him...

WOW!!! This was to die for! I served it with "Baked Sesame Chicken" from this site, and green peas. Thanks so much for the recipe!

This is the best rice side dish I've ever used. Even my picky grandchildren, who don't like rice, liked this dish. I used a zester to make long spaghetti like carrot pieces instead of grating ...

This one sounded so exotic and yummy. Not sure what I did wrong but it was terrible! The minced ginger was crunchy and inedible and I thought the whole thing was really dry. We just couldn't eat...

This recipe is a great way to spice up rice. I loved it. I used cashews instead of peanuts.

What a nice change from the normal rice pilaf!I made it just as the recipe said,just using my lemon zester to grate the carrot as another reviewer did,and it was delicious!Will definitely be mak...