Basmati rice, a long-grain rice with a wonderfully toasty, nutty flavour, is available in health food stores, Indian markets and some supermarkets.
- Portion size 2 servings
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small red onion cut in thin wedges
- 1/2 cup basmati rice
- 1/2 cup parboiled rice
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- pinch pepper
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup toasted and halved cashew
- fresh thyme sprigs optional
In heavy saucepan, heat butter over medium heat; cook onion for 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in rice, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Pour in stock; bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid absorbed. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with cashews; garnish with thyme sprigs (if using).