This is a curry-type dish that John likes to make. He toasts the spices in butter, adds onions, garlic, and ginger and then the rice and liquid so they cook together. The pre-cooked chicken, carrots and raisins get added later. I thought it had too many raisins and along with the carrots made the dish a little on the too sweet side for me. I seem to be on a sweet hating kick for some unknown reason. I usually do not like sweet flavors in my savory dishes but lately I am more intolerant.