Basmati Rice with Dried Fruit, Pine Nuts and Almonds


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Basmati rice with dried fruit, pine nuts and almonds. Photo by Ira Mak

Basmati rice with dried fruit, pine nuts and almonds

  • Author: Challenge 22


As an addition to a festive dinner, a Sabbath feast or just dinner – this rice with the dried fruit will fancy-up your meal!


  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup of basmati rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ½ cup of blanched (peeled) almonds
  • A handful of chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • Salt to taste


  1. Fry the rice on a low heat for about a minute and then add two cups of water, and salt to taste. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts and almonds without oil in a skillet or frying pan.
  3. When the rice is ready, add the remaining ingredients and stir. Cover and wait for about fifteen minutes before serving.


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