Cardamom and Fennel Flavored Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Why serve the same old boring rice when you can so easily turn it into something a bit special ? This pairs nicely with curries, but also with roasted meat or fish dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients into a sauce pan.
  2. Bring water to the boil.
  3. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, and reduce heat to the lowest possible setting at which it will still simmer.
  4. Do not disturb for 15 minutes and do not remove the lid!
  5. After this time, remove the pan from the heat, and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Do not remove the lid!
  7. When the standing time has elapsed you may now remove the lid.
  8. Fluff with a fork, and add salt and pepper to taste.


Most Helpful

I really liked this, and will be serving it with Indian/Persian food often. Thanks for sharing!

rpgaymer February 12, 2013

We had this with Indian food (a shrimp curry and cauliflower) and it was great. I used brown rice and I thought that the nutty flavor of the rice worked well with the spices. It went really well with the shrimp. I do think this is a combo that not everyone may like and I think that it's best to pair it with something with lots of flavor. It was perfect for us. Easy and tasty.

Roosie June 18, 2005

I am sorry, this did not work for us. It was a unique blending of flavors. The directions were exact.

PaulaG September 14, 2004

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