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Toasted Almond Basmati Rice

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Basmati rice is the perfect side to and Indian dish, in my opinion! Last night I made this Toasted Almond Basmati Rice for a change and it was a huge hit and a great change to just the basic stuff.

Toasted Almond Basmati Rice in a blue bowl
Toasted Almond Basmati Rice

I absolutely love Basmati Rice. In fact, I would go so far to say, it’s my favourite rice. It’s just such a nice bite with a great texture. Who’s on board? And if you’re looking for some ideas to enjoy this Basmati Rice dish with, I’ve got loads to get you started. Take a look below

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Toasted Almond Basmati Rice

Perfect fluffy Basmati rice topped with toasted almonds.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: quick, rice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 1/2 Cups boiling water
  • 1/2 Cup slivered almonds
  • Small bunch of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt


  • In a small skillet set over a medium heat add the slivered almonds and cook for about 5 minutes until they start to turn a golden colour. Stir them around while you are cooking them otherwise some will burn and others won’t toast at all. When done, remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a deep sided heavy bottomed pan, heat the olive oil over a high heat and add the rice. Stir the rice around until it is all covered in the oil and translucent on the ends. This takes about a minute or two. Then add all the water and salt at once and give a quick stir. Now, reduce heat to low, cover and let it cook. Check back in about 15 minutes to see how it is doing. It should be just about done now so test it. If you notice the liquid has evaporated and the rice is not cooked yet, add a bit more water. When it is is cooked, remove from heat and fluff up with a fork. I usually start from the top and work my way through to the bottom. Once you have done this, transfer it to a serving dish and add the slivered almonds. Stir to incorporate them into the rice. Top with fresh coriander.
  • This can be served hot, room temperature or even cold. It is pretty great either way!

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Almond Basmati Rice
Amount Per Serving (6 servings)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on June 24th, 2015
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