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Lorna’s Christmas Rice Recipe

What’s not to love about this vegan-friendly Christmas Rice Recipe, with nuts, raisins and plenty of Christmassy spices. It might just become one of your favourite dishes this Christmas.

Indian 20 Mins 20 Mins Easy Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 large onions – finely sliced lengthways
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 pieces cinnamon or cassia bark
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 8 cloves
  • 5 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1.25 tsp sugar
  • 80g cashews
  • 60g slivered almonds
  • 80g raisins

Method

  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for approximately 20 minutes
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon, and cloves. Fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add onions and cook until they are golden brown.
  4. Add salt, sugar, cashews, almonds and raisins (keep some of each aside for garnish) and fry for a few minutes.
  5. Add the drained rice and mix well.
  6. Add 4 cups water and then bring to a boil. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the rice on the lowest heat.
  7. Once cooked, garnish with the remaining nuts and raisins and some fried onions.
Lorna’s Christmas Rice Recipe

Recipe notes

What’s not to love about this vegan-friendly Christmas Rice Recipe, with nuts, raisins and plenty of Christmassy spices.

It is most definitely filling and full of different textures accompanied by exciting flavours. It might just become one of your favourite dishes this Christmas.

Tip: Add some dried cranberries to the mix for a little twist.

 

 

 

Lorna Nanda of The Little Indian Kitchen

About this recipe

This Christmas Rice Recipe is courtesy of Lorna Nanda – founder of The Little Indian Kitchen which offers a selection of cookery classes for authentic Indian food designed to appeal to all food lovers wanting to learn how to cook or to expand on their existing cooking skills.

You can learn more by visiting The Little Indian Kitchen website, and you can follow Lorna on Facebook.


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