About 25 people came to our house for dinner, and can you believe it? I didn’t take one picture of anyone! I did get photos of all the food I made, though, so you will be seeing those sometime soon. Tonight I only have time to put up one photo and recipe since it is already almost 9:30 pm. The Yellow Rice with Raisins was a big hit, and I just made it up on the fly so that made me feel good.
Yellow Rice with Raisins
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups white Basmati rice
1/2 teaspoon each of cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, curry and cumin
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it hot)
4 cups of water
1/2 cup of brown raisins
Heat the oil in a large pot (I used a Dutch oven). Add about 1/4 cup of rice and saute until starting to turn brown. Add the spices and cook for a minute or so to enhance the flavor. Add the onion and saute until transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the water and the rest of the rice and cook until all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in the raisins and heat for a couple of minutes until the raisins are heated through. Serve immediately.