Festival Rice

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceRecipe from NewHope360.com.
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time35 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

The colors and flavors in this dish bring ordinary rice to life! 

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup
rice, basmati white
1 tablespoon
ghee
1 tablespoon
fennel seeds
3 cups
water
1/4 cup
raisins
6  
cloves
1  
cinnamon stick
4  
cardamom pods
1/2 teaspoon
sea salt
1/4 cup
almonds (sliced)
1/2 cup
coconut, shredded unsweetened
1 cup
carrot (grated)
1/2 cup
green peas

Instructions

Rinse and drain rice. Heat ghee or oil in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add fennel seeds and toast until lightly browned. Add rice, water, raisins, whole cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, toast almonds and coconut in a dry skillet until golden brown. When rice is fully cooked, fluff with a fork. Gently stir in almonds, coconut, grated carrots, and peas. (The hot rice softens the carrots and peas while preserving maximum nutrition.) Serve hot.