Fruited Basmati Rice

Fruited Basmati Rice

Everything about this dish just says tastes good, smells wonderful and the added benefit is that it is low in calories. It can be used as the main course or a side dish.


2 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice

1 Tbs olive oil

1/2 orange

5 slices ginger root, chopped

1/4 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped

1/2 tsp cumin seed

1/4 cup slivered almonds


Place the rice into a pan and rinse it with water to remove milky coating (until water runs clear). Bring to a boil in ample water. Reduce heat to very low, cover the pan and simmer.

Grate the peel from 1/2 and orange. Add to the simmering  rice. Peel the ginger root, cut 5 slices, chop and stir them into the rice. Add the raisins and dried chopped apricots. Sprinkle the rice mixture with cumin. Cover and cook for a total of 30 minutes.

Just before serving, toast the almonds in a heavy saute pan until fragrant and light brown. Top each serving of rice with toasted almonds.

Serves 8

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition (per serving): 285.0 calories; 12% calories from fat; 4.0 g total fat; 0.0 mg cholesterol; 5.0 mg sodium; 57.0 g carbohydrates; 2.5g fiber; 5.0 g protein.

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One Response to “Fruited Basmati Rice”

  1. Christruby says:

    I’ve used this recipe 2 weeks ago…. oh my… soooo yummy! It was easy, and turned out perfect… My guest thought that, it was tasty, creative with an exotic Mediterranean flair; it is a wonderful spring/summer recipe. This will also be one of the main courses for my daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Good stuff. Thank you!!

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