Indonesian Spiced Rice

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  • Heat oil in large heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and chilies and stir until onion is translucent.
  • Mix in turmeric and cinnamon.
  • Add rice and stir 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth, water, bay leaf and cayenne pepper.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle green onions on top before serving.

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  1. Loved it. Served with Crock Pot Indonesian Beef Recipe #130534. Used my rice cooker. I softened up the onions by just cooking them a few minutes in a bit of oil, then literally dumped all ingredients in my rice cooker and switched it on. Twenty minutes later - perfect. Would make again stir in chicken after done for a one dish meal. Keeper.
  2. This is wonderful!!! I just finished having this for dinner with Braised Pork in Soy Sauce and it is now a favorite meal in this house! My husband and I gobbled every last bit of it up and loved every second of it! I would definitely recommend trying this recipe! There is such a wonderful blend of flavors and the cinammon is a really great twist!! Absolutely wonderful recipe!!!
  3. This rice has so many nice flavors and just a bit of spicy hot. I didnt have turmeric so I substituted ground mustard and used 8 ounces of brown rice. The cinnamon is perfect to pull all the flavors together! Thank you LikeItLoveIt for a wonderful side dish. I served this with <a href="/66763">Braised Pork in Soy Sauce</a>.
  4. Wonderful dish with a hint of sweetness from the cinnamon and just tons of flavor. I omitted the cayenne (we're of the "ouch" variety) and used basmati rice. Served with crispy tilapia with herb sauce and Moroccan carrots. Yum, thank you!
  5. Well I did like and love this rice! Made a very nice base for some other chicken and seafood dishes I'd prepared and was spicy without being too overpowering. I did up to step 5, placed in the refrigerator and finished the cooking before serving.



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