Saffron Rice with Cashews and Raisins Recipe

Saffron Rice with Cashews and Raisins Recipe

How To Make Saffron Rice with Cashews and Raisins

Dinners just got better with this saffron rice! This Indian-inspired dish combines basmati rice, plump raisins, and cinnamon for a savory bite.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • cupsbasmati rice
  • cupswater
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • 5cloves
  • 2bay leaves
  • ¼tspsaffron threads,crumbled
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2tbspbutter
  • ¼cupcashews,chopped
  • ¼cupraisins


  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Put the rice in a medium saucepan with the water, cinnamon stick, cloves, bay leaves, saffron, and salt.

  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cook, covered, for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes, without removing the lid. With a fork, gently stir in the butter, cashews, and raisins.

  4. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 382.80kcal
  • Fat: 10.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.19g
  • Fiber: 2.02g
  • Sugar: 5.99g
  • Protein: 6.94g
  • Cholesterol: 15.26mg
  • Sodium: 532.03mg
  • Calcium: 43.47mg
  • Potassium: 214.28mg
  • Iron: 3.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.45mg
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