Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins
Simple, easy, tasty way to improve the flavour and colour of a rice dish. This adds a little sweetness to a curry, and when you bite into the pomegranate seeds they just burst with flavour.
- 2 ounces butter
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 5 cups water
- 1 chicken stock cube
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 pomegranate
- In a large pot melt the butter, add the rice, and stir to coat the rice with the butter. Do not fry the rice.
- Add the water, stock cube and salt. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to minimum, cover the pot and cook for 10 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed by the rice. Let the rice stand covered for 10 minutes.
- In the mean time remove the seeds from the pomegranate.
- Stir the almonds and pomegranate seeds into the rice and serve.
The rice was just excellent and the addition of pomegranate and almonds was perfect.
Irani people have a dish which has dried pitted pomegranate seeds in the rice. It tastes quite good. American dried pomegranate seeds are quite tangy and even a bit bitter,those from overseas taste better.