Cashew Nut Rice

Once a month we have a potluck dinner with a group of our friends who are also recent empty nesters.  We do it on Monday night – the night we reserve for spending with our family.  Since none of us have kids at home anymore it is fun to spend it together.  It doesn’t seem quite so lonely that way.  We take turns hosting at our homes and the host prepares the main dish and the rest of us pitch in with the rest of the meal.  My friend Marsha was the hostess this time and fixed a yummy brisket in the crock pot.

I brought a couple of side dishes.  Since I am not  a potato eater I always opt for rice.  I have several tried and true rice recipes that I love – Rice Pilaf  and Nutty Brown Rice.  Neither of those were sounding good so I decided to get a little creative in the kitchen.  I love rice with add-ins, especially nuts.  I love a little crunch with my rice.

A quick check in the produce drawer found a red pepper and some green onions.  Also, a container of cashews in the pantry became Cashew Nut Rice.

All of those ingredients add up to Cashew Rice.

I sauteed the red peppers and green onions in some oil in my frying pan, along with the cashews.

I cooked the rice in my rice cooker and then fluffed it with a fork before adding in the nut/vegetable mixture.  I also added in some fresh minced ginger into the vegetable mix for some nice flavor before adding it in with the rice.

I topped it with some freshly grated lemon rind and salt for that extra little punch of flavor.  It was pretty and delicious if I do say so myself.

I think it would be the perfect accompaniment to beef, chicken or seafood.

Cashew Nut Rice

Cashew Nut Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 C Jasmine Rice
  • 3 1/2 C water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 C cashews
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • rind of one lemon, grated
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In rice cooker combine rice, 1 tsp salt and water and cook until done.
  • Add vegetable oil to frying pan and add mustard seeds, cook for about one minute.
  • Add in red pepper, green onions, ginger and cashews. Cook until red peppers are tender but not too soft. About 5 minutes.
  • Fluff rice with fork and stir in vegetable/nut mixture. Add lemon ride and stir to incorporate. Add in 1 tsp salt if needed.


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Comments

  1. 1

    So many colors in that rice, I love it! It’s visually pretty as well as tasty I’m sure. Cashews in rice is one of my favorites. YUM! Great side dish idea!!
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  2. 2

    This dish seems to have solved a problem for me – what to take to the end of year bonspiel (curling) potluck?
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  3. 3
    Kimmie says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’m always looking for new ways to cook up rice and serve it as a side or main dish!!

    BTW…I was sitting right behind your kids at the Story@Home Conference this past weekend and I just LOVED your presentation. What an inspiring woman you are and I’m SO glad I know about your awesome blog. I’ve actually pinned a few things to Pinterest that I want to try and your running post was inspiring and I loved the quote you used on your Christmas Cards and the Indian Head-dresses your family wore at Thanksgiving. What a darling family you have!

    Thanks for being the amazing woman you are and for inspiring us all to be better cooks, moms and wives and women!
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  4. 4
    Jordan says:

    Wow!
    You have some really good looking recipes!
    You make me want to cook!!!
    Thanks for the yummy recipes!!
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  5. 5
    Cindy says:

    I think chicken would fit well in here. In fact many oriental receipts or with rise do well with chicken.
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