• 2 Cups olive oil
  • 3 Pounds onions, chopped fine
  • 1 fennel seeds, crushed
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 21/2 Pounds celery, chopped fine
  • 4 Ounces fresh garlic, minced
  • 25 Pounds Thai sticky rice
  • 2 Pounds California golden raisins
  • 2 Pounds California natural raisins
  • Turkey stock; as needed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh parsley; for garnish


Heat olive oil in large kettle and add onions, fennel seeds, lime leaves, celery and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent. Add rice and raisins; stir until rice is completely coated with oil. Add turkey stock to cover by 1 inch and bring to boil. Stir once and reduce heat to lowest setting. Cover and cook for 27 minutes or until rice is tender and all water is absorbed. Fluff rice and keep warm for service. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, at service.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 22%); Total Fat 4 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 670; Potassium 181; Total Carbohydrate 33; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 11; Protein 3; Calcium 26; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.