Asian Recipes

Indian Rice Salad

November 13, 2021

Serves 4
Prep Time
Cook Time
Difficulty Level
3 / 5

Impress the guests this Deepavali with an aromatic and stunning Indian-style rice salad, flaunting roasted cashews, basmati rice, sweet sultanas and fresh vegetables. While it makes for a delightful entrance to a festive spread, this recipe could easily double up as a fitting, delicious and healthful meal on its own.




Bring stock, cinnamon and cardamom to boil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, 20-25 mins, until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stand, covered, 5 mins. Fluff up with a fork. Remove and discard spices. Set aside.


Heat oil in a saucepan on medium. Add onion. Cook 3 mins, until softened. Add ground spices. Cook, stirring, 1-2 mins, until fragrant. Allow to cool. Add rice to pan. Stir to combine. Transfer to a large bowl.


Add carrot, sultanas, cucumber, cashews and fresh coriander. Stir to combine. Serve.

TIP This dish works served with grilled fish.