Island Rice

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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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