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Very nice. Subbed kale for spinach (and I find kale less likeable) and it was still good. Subbed garlic for asafedita. The cashew are especially nice. thanks for sharing.

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dianegrapegrower November 16, 2009

Perfect! I've had similar in very authentic Indian restaurants, and the most important ingredient is the asafoetida. You can find it in the asian foods aisle at whole foods and most upscale grocery stores, but i get mine cheap from an Indian spice shop in town. I've made this several times and you can omit the cashews and spinach for a milder taste.

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Chef Stonebury of Stone June 21, 2009

Very nice lunch today. After not finding asafetida powder, I saw that I could substitute it with onion powder, and thats what I did. Other than that recipe was made as written. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

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weekend cooker March 11, 2009

After tagging this recipe I put out the word that I was looking for asafetida powder, & one of my several 'ingredient hunters' came through with flying colors (It's great to have friends like that, but of course, you have to keep them well-fed!)! For me this was an unusual recipe & I really enjoyed making it, & I also appreciated that I could use spinach without having it cooked limp! Thanks for a wonderful taste experience here! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday!]

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Sydney Mike December 09, 2008

Made for Holiday Tag. We are big basmati fans in this house and this rice dish was a wonderful showcase for it.I used peanuts in place of cashews only because thats what I had.

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Lorrie in Montreal December 06, 2008

Wonderfully good! I obediently made it as directed, and was rewarded by having it turn out perfectly. I subbed garlic powder for the asafetida powder, as suggested, and actually, I used frozen spinach (my own, chopped and frozen a week earlier), and added it at the same time as the frozen peas. DH came through and lifted the lid of the pot, I shouted NO! and he retreated, hurt...... I love the colour and flavours in this rice, and the great texture of the rice itself. I served it with Two Curry Chicken, we had an excellent meal, and I'll definitely be making this rice again! Thanks, bluemoon!

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Karen Elizabeth October 13, 2008
Basmati Rice With Cashews, Peas and Fresh Coriander