Basmati Rice Salad With Mandarin Oranges Recipe

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Basmati Rice Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Kathy W


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 vote
30 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 c
basmati rice, rinsed and drained
3 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 tsp
1 can(s)
(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


1Place 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.
2Drain 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)
3In a small saucepan, heat juice just to boiling.
Add currants or raisins and set aside to cool. When cooled, mix in vinegar and oil.
4In a large bowl, toss together rice, currants, juice, oil and vinegar.
5Just before serving, add mandarin orange slices and slivered almonds. Best served at room temp.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian