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Rosh Hashanah Carrot and Raisin Basmati Rice

carrot and raisin basmati rice

Sweet and Fragrant Vegetarian Rice. The perfect side dish for a Holiday Meal

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  • 4 cup (s)Servings


  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 cup freshly shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cup water better if filtered or bottled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cup white basmati rice
  • 5 tablespoon raw slivered almonds TOPPING
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil TOPPING


1. In a 3 qt sauté pan, heat oil and cook onions at medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes

2. Add shredded carrots and continue cooking at medium-low heat for about 7 minutes

3. Add water, salt and raisins and bring to a boil

4. Add rice and stir well. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 25 minutes

5. In a separate skillet, slivered almonds in 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Set aside

6. Uncover the rice and quickly and gently fluff it up with a fork. Put the lid back on and let it sit, off the heat, for 10 minutes.

7. Top with almonds before serving

8. ENJOY! from May I have that Recipe