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Spiced Macadamia Nut Rice
Basmati rice is a beautiful aromatic rice

Ingredients to Serve- 4-6
  • 1 pound Basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Macadamia nuts
  • 5 whole Cloves
  • 2 pods Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 16 whole Black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Saffron, soak in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Raisins
  • 33 TablespoonsTablespoons Chopped cilantroMinced green onion
To Prepare the Nuts & Spices: Heat the oil in a sauce pot. Pan fry the macadamia nuts until they become golden brown. Remove from oil and set aside. Using the same oil, add all of the whole spices, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.

To Cook the Rice: Stir the rice into the spice mixture. Add the saffron and salt stirring until rice is well coated. Add water and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the nuts, raisins, cilantro and green onion. Cover and let set for

5 minutes before serving.

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