Basmati Rice with Nuts and Dried Fruit

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Title: Basmati Rice with Nuts and Dried Fruit
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Indian, Rice, Vegetarian

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c Uncooked basmati rice or
Other long grain rice
2 tb COOKING OIL
1 sm Onion, thinly sliced
1 tb Minced ginger
2 ts Minced garlic
2 Jalapeno or serrano chiles,
Minced
1/2 ts Garam masala
1/2 ts Salt
pn White pepper
3 c Chicken broth, or vegetable
Broth, or water
1/4 c Diced dried apricots
1/4 c Coarsely chopped toasted
Walnuts
1/4 c Toasted cashew halves
1/4 c Chopped pitted prunes
2 tb Chopped green onion
2 tb Toasted coconut
1/4 c Plum sauce


Soak the rice in water to cover for 30 minutes; drain.

Heat a 3 quart pan over medium high heat until hot Add the oil and the
onion. Cook, stirring until the onion is lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Add the ginger, garlic, chiles, garam masala, salt, and pepper and cook for
10 seconds. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until the mixture is well
coated with the oil, about 1 minute.

Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium high heat
until the liquid drops to the level of the rice. Reduce the heat, cover and
simmer on low until the rice is tender, about 15 mins.

Remove the rice to a serving platter. Sprinkle the apricots, nuts, prunes,
green onion and coconut over the rice. Serve with the plum sauce on the
side.

Personal Note: Can substitute raisins for prunes.

Source: The Well Seasoned Wok Typed by Dale/Gail Shipp

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini