1/2cupfresh cilantrochopped, reserve 1 tbsp for garnish
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes, until onions are translucent. Stir in red curry powder, then add in rice and toast, stirring, for 1 minute. Add in water and salt, stir and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, additional 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Stir in raisins, cashews and cilantro.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
Note - for less heat, traditional curry powder may be substituted for red curry powder.Note - unsalted butter can be substituted for the olive oil