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Thanksgiving Rice with toasted almonds and cranberries
Serves 4 to 6

1 cup rice
½ cup slivered almonds
1 ½ cup boiling water + 2 TBSP cold water
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. cumin
1 bay leaf
½ cup dried cranberries
Preparation: In a sauté pan toast the slivered almonds until golden. Set aside.  Rinse the rice in a colander and let dry.
In a 2-quart saucepan, over medium heat, slightly toast the ground cinnamon and cumin until fragrant. Add rice, salt and bay leaf and mix with spices for about 1 minute.  Pour the boiling water over the rice, cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.  Three minutes before removing from the heat mix in the cranberries. Sprinkle with the 2 TBSP cold water. Cover. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.  Add toasted almonds, fluff with a fork and serve.