Island Rice

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cups chopped celery
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped apple


Melt butter in a large saucepan; add celery, onion, and garlic, and saute until tender. Add 4 cups water and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Stir in rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in pecans and apple.

Note: Basmati rice is a fine-textured long-grain rice. It can be found in Indian or Middle Eastern markets or the Indian or Middle Eastern departments of supermarkets.