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Name:Arab Rice Contributor:Marny Golding
Description:A rice dish from somewhere in the Arabian peninsula Posted:2006-05-14
Key words:rice, vegan, Middle Eastern Category:Side Dishes
ID:778 Updated:2006-11-15 10:36:13
Ingredients:1/2 tsp saffron, steeped in
1/2 c hot water for 1/2 hour
1/2 c chopped onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
12 cloves
1 cardamom pod (or 1/2 tsp cardamon seeds)
4 pieces (1-2") stick cinnamon
6 whole allspice
2 c rice
3-1/2 c stock (made from a good boullion, if you have to)*
2 tsp salt (adjust if your stock is salty)

1/2 c currants (or raisins)
1/2 c roasted sliced or slivered almonds
Preparation:Cook onion and garlic in a little ghee or oil until soft.
Add spices and rice, stir.
Add boiling stock and salt.
Cook over low heat about 20 minutes.
Add currants, let stand 2 minutes
Add toasted almonds.
Notes:*If you use a good veggie stock and saute the allia in oil, this dish is tastily vegan.

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