Golden Spiced Rice Recipe
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Golden Spiced Rice Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen created this flavorful rice medley that’s sure to jazz up any entree. Golden raisins add sweetness to the blend of aromatic herbs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon each ground coriander, cinnamon and cumin
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 264 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 528 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in rice and spices. Add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until tender. Stir in raisins and almonds. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Golden Spiced Rice in Simple & Delicious

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"This is a great recipe. I fixed it for some Indian friends and they loved it."

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