Tasty Coconut Basmati Rice with Almonds Recipe

Tasty Coconut Basmati Rice with Almonds Recipe

  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • Ready In: 17 mins
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12-15 mins

A tasty and nutty rice that goes well with ethnic meals. This recipe pairs well with Chicken Curry.

Cook’s Note: If slivered almonds are not readily available, you can substitute raw cashew halves. Cashews taste and look great and are actually quite common in Indian dishes.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 174
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 22mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3g


  1. 1 1/2 cups basmati rice, rinsed
    1/2 cup raisins
    5 cardamom pods
    1/2 cup slivered almonds (see Cook’s Note)
    ½ cup of shredded coconut
    3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
    Salt to taste


    1. To make the rice, combine 3 cups of water, the rice, raisins, and cardamom in a medium pot and bring to a boil.
    2. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer until the water is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.
    3. Remove from the heat and let the rice sit with the lid on for a few minutes.
    4. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the almonds, coconut, cilantro, and salt.

Anna Getty

Anna Getty is a mother of two, chef, environmental advocate, green living educator and the founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month. She has penned two books including I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas and Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic.

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