Jeweled Rice

Discover new flavors with a blend of nuts, fruits and spices in this Jeweled Rice recipe. It’s a Success®-ful infusion that your taste buds will love!

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 medium orange
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped finely

Instructions

  • Our Jeweled Rice is based on a traditional Iranian dish that’s fragrant, bursting with flavors and beautiful to look at. Made with our long-grain Success® Basmati Rice, it’s also easy to prepare. With a rich mixture of ingredients, including carrots, cranberries, pistachios, orange, golden raisins and curry, this dish is unlike any other.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Zest orange and reserve zest. Slice orange into segments, reserve.

    Step 3

  • Melt butter in a in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add carrots, cranberries, golden raisins, curry powder, sugar, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add chicken broth and orange zest and turn heat up to high, stirring often until liquid has been absorbed.

    Step 5

  • Add cooked rice to pan and stir well to combine. Fold in almonds and pistachios and taste for seasoning, adding additional salt and pepper, if desired.

    Step 6

  • Serve warm, garnished with orange segments.

    Recipe Tip

  • To make this dish vegetarian, simply swap out the chicken broth for your favorite vegetable variety.

     

Rich Dish

Jeweled Rice is a traditional Iranian dish that gets its name from its mix of colorful, fragrant and rich ingredients. Typically, this dish is served for special occasions and banquets. In Iran, it is often served at wedding celebrations. Jeweled Rice can be served as a main dish or a side, and with Success® Boil-in-Bag Basmati Rice it can be ready in the blink of an eye.

If you’re keen on exploring new flavors, this recipe is definitely for you. Spiced rice makes the ultimate side dish and adds extra flavor to any main dish. By mixing dried nuts, spices and rice, the result is sure to be one for the books.

Like the idea of having rice with fruits? Keep the orange but experiment with new flavors by adding in apricots, figs or pomegranate seeds. We also recommend you save some rice, nuts and fruit to start the day with a breakfast that will get you going; our Fruit and Granola Parfait.