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A Rosh Hashana Family Favorite: Sweet Basmati Rice with Carrots & Raisins


  • Author: https://mayihavethatrecipe.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

Sweet and fragrant basmati rice with carrots and raisins. The perfect vegetarian side dish for any holiday meal.  In our house this is a Rosh Hashanah Favorite. Vegan and Gluten Free.


Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cups freshly shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups white basmati rice
  • Topping:
  • 5 tbsp raw slivered almonds
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a 3 qt sauté pan, heat oil and cook onions at medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes
  2. Add shredded carrots and continue cooking at medium-low heat for about 7 minutes
  3. Add water, salt and raisins and bring to a boil
  4. Add rice and stir well. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 25 minutes
  5. In a separate skillet, slivered almonds in 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Set aside
  6. Uncover the rice and quickly and gently fluff it up with a fork. Put the lid back on and let it sit, off the heat, for 10 minutes.
  7. Top with almonds before serving
  8. ENJOY! from May I have that Recipe

Notes

IF YOU CANNOT EAT ALMONDS ADD POMEGRANATE SEEDS TO THE RICE BEFORE SERVING. IT WILL GIVE IT A NICE CRUNCH.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 12
  • Sodium: 200
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 47
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 0
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