Oriental Rice

This is a delicious, healthy and easy to make rice,  adding a nice twist and change of tastes to one of our favorite side dishes.

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  • ½ kg Karolina rice
  • 1,2 liters water
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves
  • 25-30 saffron strings
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 100 gr small black raisins
  • 70-80 gr pine nuts
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbs oil


Put the water to boil with the salt, saffron and the whole onion with the cloves stuck on it.

Meanwhile, rinse out the rice in a colander.

When the water comes to a boil, add the rice and the raisins and stir well.

Let it absorb the water, take off the heat and cover it with a damp towel and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.

Then remove and throw out the onion with the cloves and add the lemon, oil and pine nuts.

Stir well with a fork and serve.


Serve it with a steamed fish
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