Rating: 4.44 stars
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

The rice is cooked in chicken broth instead of water to give it a good flavor. This dish would complement any meat, poultry, or fish. Delicious!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion, stirring, until tender. Stir in the rice, raisins, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.

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  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Stir in almonds before serving.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 44.6g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 9.5mg; sodium 382.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2003
This was absolutely delicious and easy! I used a little more butter than called for by accident and I think it made it even better! I toasted the almonds and have also made this with wild rice and it tasted just as great! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2019
I have a similar recipe that calls for golden raisins. I made this recipe with regular raisins as directed & if I ever make this recipe again I will definitely use golden raisins. Take my word for it, this will taste so much better if you use golden raisins. Read More
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2003
This was absolutely delicious and easy! I used a little more butter than called for by accident and I think it made it even better! I toasted the almonds and have also made this with wild rice and it tasted just as great! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2005
For something so simple this was really nice! I replaced the onion with a very small amount of onion powder left out the salt and pepper and next time would slightly reduce the amount of butter as well. This recipe made a great side dish for Honey Grilled Fish and it would probably go well with any other flavorful fish as well. I didn't personally care for the taste of the raisins but they look beautiful and are easy enough for picky eaters to avoid:-) Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
I really liked this recipe. I love just about most rice dishes but love those that have more flavor and this one delivers that. The only change I made (I just couldn't help myself) is that I added about 3 cloves of crushed garlic and saute that with the onions since that is what I do with my rice. It was just natural to me. The kids were not a big fan but I was. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2009
I made this twice so far and liked it. For some reason I feeled like maybe it might be missing a little something but overall a nice side dish. I think the amount of onion can be cut down slightly and I might try this next time. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
The family loved this rice recipe. I caramelized the onions a bit which gave the flavor a little extra sweetness. The almonds were a great additional for texture! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2009
This was really delicious! I even left out the onion because I ran out but it was still good. I will make it as directed next time. We ate with Egyptian Moussaka and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2010
Husband absolutely loved this recipe. It was easy goof-proof and I had all the ingredients on hand. Worked super well with roast chicken dinner. I can see where the "base" of this recipe could support multiple variations of ingredients--really nice addition to plain white rice. I liked it just not a big fan of dried fruit in rice. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
I wanted rice with my bourbon salmon and this was perfect. Simple with a great flavor. Thanks Annette Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2004
This is the best rice dish I've ever had! I love the combination of flavors! A great dish for company. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2019
I have a similar recipe that calls for golden raisins. I made this recipe with regular raisins as directed & if I ever make this recipe again I will definitely use golden raisins. Take my word for it, this will taste so much better if you use golden raisins. Read More