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Vermicelli And Raisins


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups vermicelli broken into 1" pieces
2 cups hot water
teaspoon cardamom, ground
cup sugar
cup raisins
cup chopped dates, optional
cup chopped walnuts, optional


Serves: 5


In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add vermicelli and saute until light brown. Slowly add 2 cups hot water. Stir in cardamom, sugar, raisins, dates, and nuts. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until all water is absorbed and vermicelli is tender.

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