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 *

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