A few additional notes. I know it seems like a lot of butter, but
the rice really soaks it up. I sometimes substitute olive oil and
margerine for at least some of the butter. I have never tried this
with almonds; I just always use cashews (cashew pieces work better
than whole nuts). If you like spicy food, feel free to increase the
quantities of the spices. The raisins nicely provide a balance to any
If you make this, I hope you will tell me how it comes out. Enjoy!