Real basmati rice has a distinctive nutty flavor and fragrant aroma. If you can't find it, try American-grown Texmati, which is a cross between long-grain and basmati rices, or substitute the regular long-grain kind.
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups chicken broth
How to Make It
Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and almonds, and sauté 7 minutes or until onion is tender and almonds are golden. Stir in rice and next 4 ingredients; sauté 2 minutes. Add broth, and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.