Spiced Basmati Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 35 mins

Spiced Basmati Rice

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"This aromatic and exotic rice dish was created especially for McCormick by Chef Allen Susser, Chef/Proprietor of Chef Allen's Restaurant, in Aventura, Florida. It's perfect for entertaining - or for delicious leftovers!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat butter in medium saucepan. Pan fry cashews until golden brown. Remove from butter and set aside. In same butter, add all ground spices, and cook stirring constantly, about 30 seconds, until they become aromatic.
  2. Stir rice into spice mixture. Bring to a boil; add water and salt. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in cashews, raisins, and mango. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in green onions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2006

I served this rice today to 40 people, along with "Baked Havarti Chicken". What a superb meal fit for Royalty! High praises to me, Thanks to you! Only suggestion I can offer is to go light on the Cardamom.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 12, 2006

I gave this recipe a three. I really liked it, but my husband said that cinnamon and rice just shouldn't go together and there was something wrong with it. I enjoyed the spiced flavor and found it a really nice change from regular white rice. I didn't have cashews, raisins or mango on hand so left those out.


7 Ratings

Jan 22, 2010

We make and eat this often with chicken curry on top. It is one of our favorites! So yummy!

Nov 01, 2006

My mango wasn't ripe, but that is not the recipe's fault. It had a good taste anyway.

Oct 14, 2006

Cooked this to accompany Malaysian Beef Rendang (by Trevor Hobson) - what a divine taste combination. Talk about the spice of life!

Aug 02, 2006

This recipe was excellent.The combination of all the flavors together make this recipe. If you are missing one or more ingredients it will not taste right.


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  • Calories
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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