Vegetable Sparkled Rice Recipe


Cooking Time45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings2
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Basmati rice1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Unsalted butter2 Tablespoon
 Vegetable oil2 Tablespoon
 Onion2 Medium, cut into 1/4-inch dice
 Garlic2 Tablespoon, minced
 Fresh ginger2 Tablespoon, peeled, minced
 Carrots2 Medium, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
 Cinnamon stick1 Inch (1 Stick)
 Whole cloves3
 Homemade vegetable broth4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Golden raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1039 Calories from Fat 253

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.4%

Saturated Fat 10.1 g50.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg

Sodium 1012 mg42.2%

Total Carbohydrates 182 g60.6%

Dietary Fiber 13.2 g52.7%

Sugars 36.7 g

Protein 16 g31.3%

Vitamin A 211.5% Vitamin C 43.3%

Calcium 17.8% Iron 16.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a strainer, rinse rice with cold water.

2. In a large heavy pot, heat butter and oil over low heat.
3. Stir in onions, garlic, ginger, carrots, cinnamon stick, and cloves.
4. Stir and cook over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
5. Add rice.
6. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
7. Add the broth.
8. Bring it to boil and then reduce the heat to medium.
9. Cover the pot.
10. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the rice is cooked and the liquid are absorbed.
11. When the rice is cooked, stir in the raisins and cover.
12. Let it stand for 5 minutes.

13. Using a fork, fluff rice.
14. Serve hot.