India Spiced Rice With Pumpkin Seeds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a mellow-flavored dish that works well as a side to strongly-flavored entrees, or as a bed to curries or chilis.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water and rice in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat 10-15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  2. Dry toast the pumpkin seeds in a large skillet over high heat by shaking the pan over the heat until the seeds begin to pop. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In skillet, heat the oil and hing. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and sesame seeds; saute until they begin to pop. This will only take a few seconds!
  4. Add onion and cilantro, saute until onion is soft and translucent. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir remaining ingredients into onion mixture, mix well. Add onion mixture and pumpkin seeds to rice, mix well. If rice has cooled, heat over low heat, stirring often.

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