How to make Apricot Rice With Nuts -

Rice cooked with apricots, dried fruits, pepper powder, crushed red chillies and flavored with green cardamom powder.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Apricot (खुबानी), Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Rice

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Apricot Rice With Nuts

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Apricot Rice With Nuts Recipe

  • Apricot 1/3 cup

  • Basmati Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Golden apricots soaked 10-12

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Pistachios chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Almonds chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Crushed red chillies a pinch

  • Milk 1/2 cup


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps butter in a non stick pan. Chop golden apricots roughly.Add raisins, pistachios and almonds in the pan and mix well. Add chopped apricots and drained rice and mix well. Add salt, cardamom powder and pepper powder and mix well.

Step 2

Add 2½ cups of water, cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes.Heat remaining butter in another non stick pan, add canned apricots and salt and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add crushed red chillies and mix again. Cook for 2-3 minutes and switch off heat.Add milk to the rice, cover and cook on medium heat till done. Switch off heat and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Place rice on serving dish and put cooked canned apricot mixture on top. Serve immediately.

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