Saffron Jasmine Rice with Raisins and Almonds
Jasmine rice is a fragrant long-grain variety of rice that has a nutty aroma – paired with saffron, raisins, and almonds – this recipe has the perfect balance of savory and sweet!

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Cuisine: Fusion
Recipe type: Side dish, Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients
  • chicken stock 3 cups
  • butter 1 tablespoon
  • saffron threads, 2 pinches ¼ teaspoon
  • jasmine or basmati rice 1½ cups
  • ground pepper ½ teaspoon
  • olive oil 3 tablespoons
  • salt 1 tablespoon
  • ground black pepper ½ teaspoon
  • cloves of garlic 2
  • shallot 1
  • sweet onion, like Vidalia 1
  • bay leaf 1
  • golden raisins ½ cup
  • Rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons
  • low sodium soy sauté 2 tablespoons
  • flat leaf parsley ¼ cup
  • almonds ¾ cup

Preparation
  1. Heat the olive oil in an IMUSA sauté pan over medium heat and sauté the garlic, onion, and shallot until translucent 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the bay leaf and paprika stir and set aside.
  3. In an IMUSA Rice cooker. Add the rice, stock, ½ of the parsley, ½ of the almonds, the raisins, the onion mixture, the soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper and saffron threads.
  4. Press “cook” on the rice cooker. Once the rice cooker indicator changes to warm (about 20 to 25 min.), fluff with a fork, taste and correct seasoning if necessary and serve with fresh parsley and extra toasted almonds on top.