Indian-Style Rice with Cashews, Sultanas and Turmeric

Indian-Style Rice with Cashews, Sultanas and Turmeric


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A colourful, fragrant Indian-style rice. If desired, for presentation purposes, the rice can be pressed into a lightly-oiled bowl, inverted and unmoulded on to a decorative serving plate, and then garnished with fresh coriander and slices of lime and tomato.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 400g can coconut milk
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 3/4 cup cashews

Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, chicken stock, cumin, coriander, chilli, salt, turmeric, bay leaf, sultanas and cashews. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat to low. Cook, covered tightly, until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and then fluff rice with a fork. Stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

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I honestly think this recipe is great I have made it a number of times with my Indian dishes and my partner and I both love it. Highly recommended. - 16 Oct 2015


I didn't use cashews, but put 1 cup of peas in and a bit of extra spice (except the chilli). Yummo and so easy and affordable. - 01 Mar 2013

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