By Jean Buchanan
April 20, 2017
1Heat the oil in a pan, then add the chopped onion, garlic and drained rice. Fry for 5 minutes turning the mixture over well.
2Slice the celery diagonally and add it to the pan with the spices and fry for 2-3 minutes.
3Pour over the boiling water and then add the sutanas, mushrooms, red pepper and almonds (either left whole or roughly chopped).
4Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
5All the water should by then have been absorbed, but check the risotto constantly during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Season well and serve hot.
6Serve with steamed green vegetables and salad. Also delicious with Gado-Gado sauce.