Aromatic Indian Rice

    Proper aromatic rice like you would get in a restaurant isn't hard to make in your kitchen. This is a great side dish to curry or palak paneer.


    South Australia, Australia
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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon ghee
    • 2 small onions, sliced thinly
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 3 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds
    • 4 cardamom pods
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
    • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice, rinsed and drained
    • 2 3/4 cups chicken stock

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat the ghee in a heavy saucepan. Cook the onions, garlic, spices and nuts for 5 minutes until onions are lightly browned.
    2. Add the rice and stock and stir well. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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