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The Spice Guru's Note:
My recipe for an Indian-style rice side dish.
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- 1/2 teaspoon toasted cumin seed
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 -4 green cardamom pods (or 3/8 teaspoon ground cardamom)
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- 1 cup basmati rice
CREATIVE ADDITIONS FOR YELLOW RICE (ADD CURRY POWDER OR TURMERIC FIRST PLUS UP TO 4 OTHERS)
- 1 teaspoon curry powder or 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8 cup frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon broken cashews or 1 tablespoon peanuts
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
- 1/4 teaspoon black mustard seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon garam masala seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 -4 whole dried red chilies or 1 seeded diced green chili pepper
- 1TOAST 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds over medium heat in a pot you wish to cook your rice in, until seeds become aromatic and lightly pop.
- 2ADD 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 4 whole green cardamom pods or 3/8 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/8 cup frozen peas (optional). NOTE: ADD the curry powder or turmeric from the CREATIVE ADDITIONS FOR YELLOW RICE; ADD up to 4 of the remaining suggested ingredients now as well, if desired.
- 3RAISE heat to high.
- 4BRING to a boil.
- 5ADD 1 cup basmati rice.
- 7BOIL 1 1/2 minutes.
- 8REDUCE heat to lowest setting for 40-45 minutes.
- 9REMOVE cardamom pods and cinnamon stick if desired; FLUFF rice with a fork before serving.
- 10SERVE with your favorite Indian entree and enjoy!
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Nutritional Facts for Fragrant East Indian Basmati Rice
Serving Size: 1 (132 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 212.3
- Calories from Fat 36
- Total Fat 4.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 464.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 39.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
- Sugars 1.9 g
- Protein 4.8 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
green cardamom pods