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  Categories: Rice, Oriental
       Yield: 4 servings
       1 c  Mixed dried fruit, diced
   1 1/4 c  Water
       2 ts Vanilla
       1 tb Peanut oil
     1/2 c  Whole almonds
       4 tb Butter
     1/3 c  Thinly sliced onion
     1/3 c  Sugar
   1 1/2 ts Cinnamon
       3 c  Cooked rice
       1 pn Salt
     1/8 ts Ground cloves
    Soak the dried fruit in the water with 1 teaspoon of
   the vanilla for 40 minutes.
    Heat the oil in a wok; add almonds and stir-fry until
   toasted, about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon.
    Reduce the heat to moderate and add 2 tablespoons of
   the butter. Add the onions and stir-fry until lightly
    Add 1/4 cup of the sugar and continue to stir-fry
   until the sugar is melted and lightly caramelized.
    Add 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon and the dried fruit
   mix- ture.
    Stir-fry for 1 minute. Remove to a bowl.
    Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the wok; add
   rice, remaining vanilla, sugar and the salt. Stir-fry
   until rice is in separate grains and some grains have
   toasted lightly.
    Push the rice up the sides of the wok and pour the
   fruit in the center. Mix in the rice.
    Turn out onto a platter and decorate with the toasted
   al- monds.
    Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixed with