Simple Spiced Rice15 Reviews
- Prep: 5 min
- Cook: 25 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“This is a savory side for many meats. This is a very simple version that would appeal to a wide range of palates.” - by kbarnett
Original recipe yields 8 servings
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir the basmati rice and onion until the rice kernels are coated with butter and the onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. The rice will give off a slightly toasted fragrance. Pour in water, and mix in salt, cinnamon sticks and bay leaf.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover the saucepan, and simmer the rice until all the water has disappeared and the rice appears dry, about 18 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 196 cal
- 3.5 g
- 38 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (15)Rate This Recipe
"I love making my rice with the herbs and seasoning in the cooking liquid. Your addition of cinnamon sticks and a bay leaf is a very clever 'addition' and I like it a lot. The 'cinnamon' stick i..." See mores a bit more subtle than grated cinnamon and the bay leaf is gently aromatic. The basmati rice is such a flavorful rice to start with, that too much of anything would be overkill. This combo of sweet, pungent combined with the somewhat flowery basmati rice....just is a delightful merging. Lovely recipe and quite enticing to the palate!!!"
"Simple Spiced Rice Haiku: "Subtle flavor kiss. Nice, delicate basmati. Humble, simple spice." Basmati is of such a light, ethereal taste that it doesn't need to compete with heavy seasonings. But this..." See more simple method of preparing it yielded an airy, buttery, lightly-spiced rice that would compliment just about any entree. We loved it!"
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