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Rice with nuts

Spicy rice with almonds and pine nuts

Rice with nuts


2 cups long grain rice
250 g mince beef
1 large onion diced very finely
2 cups chicken or beef stock
cup sultanas
cup split almond
cup pine nuts
3 cardamom pods
tesp mixed spices
tesp cinnamon
tesp saffron
cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to season


  1. In a large pan heat the oil and fry the almond for 1-2 minutes till golden color, take it out and put it on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  2. Repeat step 1 with the pine nuts then put the onion in the oil and let it fry for 2 minutes till soft.
  3. Add the beef to the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes till meat is brown and free from any lumps.
  4. Add the mixed spices, cinnamon and pepper to fry minute then add the cardamom pods, saffron, salt and rice and fry for another minute.
  5. Add the stock and bring it to the boil put it on a low heat and cover for 15 minutes or till rice is cooked.
  6. Add the sultanas and the nuts to the rice and mix it well then serve.

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