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“A Zaarite linked this recipe to a request for spiced rice with raisins. I was surprised it was not yet posted so here it is - stashing in my rice & grains cookbook. From the NYT - 02/24/09. I plan to serve this along side a nice Tandoori chicken. Would also be nice alongside a firey Goan curry.”

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  1. In 2 ounces of margarine saute onions until golden brown.
  2. Remove onion and add remaining margarine to pan. When it is hot return half of the onion to the pan with rice, peas, raisins, chili, garlic, ginger and cashews. Saute over low heat, stirring constantly, for about one minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, salt to taste, sugar and boiling water; raise heat and bring to boil. Cook until about 1/2 cup of liquid remains in pan. Lower heat, cover and simmer until rice is cooked.
  4. Sprinkle with grated coconut, toasted almonds, remaining onion and coriander.

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