Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and almonds, and saute 7 minutes or until onion is tender and almonds are golden. Stir in rice and next 4 ingredients; saute 2 minutes. Add broth, and bring to a boil; cover, reduceheat, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Comments: Real basmati rice has a distinctive nutty flavor and fragrant aroma. If you can't find it, try American-grown Texmati, which is a cross between long-grain and basmati rices, or substitute the regular long-grain kind.