I used an organic brown basmati rice. I used part of the recipe on the back of the rice bag and a suggestion from a fellow rec.food.cooking participant and came up with the following.
Tropical Basmati Rice
1 cup brown basmati rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup onion including one scallion; diced
1/3 cup celery; diced
1/4 cup dried tropical fruit mix; diced
1 1/2 teaspoon ginger; peeled, grated
5 small cherry tomatoes de seeded; cut into fourths
Cook the rice according to package directions including the bay leaf and butter.
While the rice is cooking, in a medium skillet cook the onion and celery in the vegetable oil for about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the tropical fruit mix and the ginger.
While the rice is steamy hot gently stir in the onion, fruit mix and the tomatoes.