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Curried Rice with Raisins and Cashews

Curried Rice with Raisins and Cashews is a quick and easy side dish that would be great as a Thanksgiving side dish. It is slightly sweet and spicy.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter or Olive oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ½ cup Cashews
  • ½ cup Golden Raisins
  • ½ cup Cilantro, finely hopped
  • To taste salt


  • Heat butter/ olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Add the onions and cook for 4~5 minutes or until translucent.
  • Stir in the curry powder and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute until some of the grains start to turn opaque.
  • Add 3cups of water and salt; bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer, cover and cook for 15~18 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Stir in the raisins and cashews. Cover and set aside for another 10 minutes before serving. Mix the chopped cilantro just before serving. Enjoy!!
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