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basmati rice salad with mandarin oranges

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a recipe by
Kathy W
New Carlisle, OH

Many a great recipe started just this way: The reicpe in the cookbook sounds good, but none of this, or none that, too little....We've all been there and as they say: "Necessity is the mother of invention". This is good served on a few leaves of butter or bibb lettuce.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For basmati rice salad with mandarin oranges

  • 1 1/2 c
    basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 3 c
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 can
    (15 oz) mandarin orange slices with juice
  • 1/2 c
    currants or raisins
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    slivered almonds, toasted

How To Make basmati rice salad with mandarin oranges

  • 1
    Place water, salt and butter in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add Basmati rice. Return to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Then remove from heat and let stand about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool.
  • 2
    Drain mandarin orange, reserving the juice. (You need about 3/4 cup of liquid. If you don't have enough, add a little orange juice, water or white wine to make up the difference)
  • 3
    In a small saucepan, heat juice just to boiling. Add currants or raisins and set aside to cool. When cooled, mix in vinegar and oil.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, toss together rice, currants, juice, oil and vinegar.
  • 5
    Just before serving, add mandarin orange slices and slivered almonds. Best served at room temp.