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Red Curry Rice with Raisins and Cashews

Red Curry Rice with Raisins and Cashews is an easy meal that packs a huge flavor punch. Add cooked chicken or eggs to add extra protein to this hot toasted rice dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :25 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Servings :8
Calories :287
Course :Side Dish


  • tbsp olive oil plus additional 1 TBSP as needed
  • 1 medium yellow onion minced
  • 1 tbsp red curry powder
  • 2 cups Basmati rice uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup cashews chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped, 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.

Chef Tips

Note - for less heat, traditional curry powder may be substituted for red curry powder.
Note - unsalted butter can be substituted for the olive oil

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 49.59gProtein: 6.08gFat: 7.52gSaturated Fat: 1.3gSodium: 301.66mgPotassium: 237.47mgFiber: 1.84gSugar: 6.75gVitamin A: 74.88IUVitamin C: 1.58mgCalcium: 31.79mgIron: 1.59mg

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