Basmati Rice Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Basmati Rice Salad With Mandarin Oranges

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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.


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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

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.

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About Basmati Rice Salad with Mandarin Oranges

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

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