Spiced Basmati Rice

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 large onion sliced
8 ounces Basmati rice -- washed, soaked and drained
1 tablespoon mild curry paste
1 piece cinnamon stick
2 ounces sultanas
8 medium cardamom pods -- split
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 ounces flaked almonds

Preparation / Directions:

Heat the oil and fry the cumin seeds and onion for 10 minutes until softened and golden. Add the rice and curry paste. Add 1 pint of water, the cinnamon stick, sultanas, cardamom pods and turmeric, cover and cook gently for 10 minutes. Toast the almonds until golden brown. Stir into the spiced rice and serve.

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