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Spiced Basmati Rice











Ingredients :
- 2 cups white basmati rice
- 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1-3 inch cinnamon stick
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- pinch of turmeric
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup yellow golden raisin (optional)

Preparation :
Rinse rise in several changes of cold water until water runs clear,drain well
In deep skillet or large pan heat butter and olive oil on high heat,add onion,saute for about 2-3 minutes add basmati rice,stir cook about 2 minutes
add chicken broth,bay leaves  and cinnamon stick and cardamom powder  and golden raisin over high heat, then reduce heat to low and cook,covered until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed about 15 minutes stir frequently ,discard bay leaves and cinnamon stick before you serve.
* serve as a side dish is best *

Have a great weekend !!

Comments

Tina Bk said…
I like the spices you used here. I am always leaning towards the soy-sesame or southwestern flavors in rice, but this does sound like a tasty change of pace. Cinnamon and cardamon is always in the spice rack, so this recipe may be on the table soon. Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
I will try it today, eat it with grill chicken. Without the spices it will be chicken rice.
Lizzy said…
You've made me hungry for rice! I need to work it into our menu next week. You'll have a fantastic time in France....and the weather should be better next month :)
Suzi said…
This sounds tasty and I do like the spices, I don't use cardamom much but I love the way it smells. I bet it is lovely in rice. Have a wonderful weekend.
Guru Uru said…
I am loving this it is a favourite twist of mine away from normal rice :D

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Choc Chip Uru
Hi Ridwan, perfect recipe. We also add a teaspoon of cummin seeds( Jintan Putih) in almost every recipe of rice.
Peggy G. said…
This brings normal rice to a whole new level! Love the combination of flavors used in this dish =)
Basmati is the only type of rice I cook because its the best recommend for diabetic. My other half is diabetic so I switched to basmati long time ago.

Lovely spices and that chicken broth added is new to me, simple and flavourful.
Kalyan said…
the rice looks so easy to prepare and delicious...mouthwatering!
This rice looks delicious, Ridwan! Love the spices you added! My rice is always plain and boring! lol
I love basmati rice and this is so flavorful and aromatic it's perfect!! I love the use of pandan leaves here too!! Congratulations on Top 9!! ~ Ramona :)
Grubarazzi said…
Really cool spice blend for basmati. I am definitely trying this.
This looks simply beautiful. Cardamom is my favorite spice to work with. And I can only imagine how fragrant and delicious this rice is with the addition of cardamom and cinnamon! I look forward to trying it! So nice to see this recipe in the Top 9 today! Congrats! : )
Cucina49 said…
Congratulations on your top 9 for this one! It looks delicious--a great savory side dish.
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