Basmati-Rice Salad with Cauliflower and Potatoes Recipe

Basmati-Rice Salad with Cauliflower and Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Basmati-Rice Salad with Cauliflower and Potatoes

Enjoy creamy bites of this basmati rice salad, packed with tender potatoes and cauliflower, and tossed in a tangy yogurt sauce, for a filling lunch meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • cupsbasmati rice
  • 2tbspplain yogurt
  • 3tbspcooking oil
  • 2onions
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,minced
  • ¾tspdry mustard
  • ¼tspground cumin
  • ¼tspcayenne
  • ¼tspground coriander
  • tspground cloves
  • 2tspsalt
  • 1cauliflower head,(about 2 lbs)
  • 1lbbaking potatoes,(about 2)
  • 3tbspraisins
  • 4tbspcider vinegar,or wine vinegar
  • cupswater
  • ½cupcilantro,chopped
  • 4scallions,including green tops


  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Stir in the rice; boil for 10 to 15 minutes, until just done.

  2. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Let the rice cool slightly and then stir in the yogurt.

  3. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until translucent.

  4. Add the garlic, ginger, mustard, cumin, cayenne, coriander, cloves, and 13/4 teaspoons of the salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the cauliflower, potatoes, and raisins and coat with the spices

  5. Add 2 tablespoons of the vinegar and the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes, until the potatoes are almost tender.

  6. Uncover, raise the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes more, until almost no liquid remains in the pan.

  7. Add the cauliflower mixture to the rice. Stir in the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon vinegar, the cilantro, and scallions. Taste the salad and, if necessary, add the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar.

  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 537.89kcal
  • Fat: 12.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 97.47g
  • Fiber: 7.49g
  • Sugar: 10.92g
  • Protein: 11.79g
  • Cholesterol: 1.00mg
  • Sodium: 1235.92mg
  • Calcium: 125.68mg
  • Potassium: 1206.59mg
  • Iron: 5.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 18.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 80.14mg
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