Rice with almonds and raisins


Serve rice with almonds and raisins recipe as a side dish for an Egyptian themed dinner. White rice is often flavored with nuts and raisins to give it variety. Ghee is the cooking fat of choice for this rice dish.


1 1⁄2 c rice (long grain rice, washed)
2 T ghee (or other cooking oil)
2 1⁄2 c water (or broth)
1⁄2 c almond (blanched, skin removed)
1⁄2 c raisin
  seasoning (to taste)


  1. Heat ghee in a pan and cook rice for 15 minutes, stirring continuously.
  2. Add liquid, salt and cinnamon. Bring to the boil.
  3. Lower heat and cook until rice is done and liquid dried out.
  4. Roast almonds and raisins in a separate pan with a little butter. Sprinkle over the rice.


Ghee is clarified butter. If you don't have it, substitute 2 Tbs ghee with 2 Tbs unsalted butter.

In Egypt, rice is often flavored with nuts and dried fruits, such as raisins, to add variety. Rice is a staple in the Egyptian diet.

4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes