Chef Abukass Recipes

Cashew and Raisins Rice Pilaf

Preparation time:
30 Min



This rice dish is rich with flavors and textures. It combines the smoothness of the rice with the crunchiness of the cashews and sweetness of the raisins. It is generally a great side dish and pleases everyone in your family.

Ingredients Description
  • ¾ Cup of Abukass Rice
  • 1/8 cup of butter/margarine
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped carrot
  • ½ cup golden raisin
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 5 tablespoons uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cup frozen green pea
  • 2 ounces diced pimentos, drained
  • 1⁄2 cup cashews
  • ground black pepper
  • salt

Melt margarine in a large saucepan. Saute the rice, onion, carrot and raisins over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

Pour in broth and bring to a boil.

Cover pan and simmer on low for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.

Meanwhile, in another saucepan bring 3/4 cup salted water to a boil. Add wild rice, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Drain and set aside. When the rice-raisin mixture is finished cooking, stir in wild rice, peas, pimentos and cashews. Season the mix with salt and pepper for taste and heat through.


- This is a great dish to make with grilled chicken or meat.

- It’s a rich filled with nutritious benefits.