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Jeera Rice

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A full-flavored, traditional Indian jeera rice. The whole garam masala adds a full and authentic taste and wonderful aroma to the rice."
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1 h 30 m servings 195
Original recipe yields 4 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Rinse rice 3 to 4 times and transfer to a bowl; cover with water and soak for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir cumin until starting to pop, 2 to 4 minutes. Add cloves, peppercorns, cardamom pods, and bay leaf; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Drain rice and mix into spice mixture; add 1 1/2 cups water and salt. Cover skillet and cook on high for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and let rest with cover on, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and fluff rice with a fork. Remove bay leaf, cardamom pods, cloves, and peppercorns.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 195 calories; 3.1 38.6 3.9 0 45 Full nutrition

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I didn't expect to love this due to the cloves but I'm here to tell you this was excellent and went perfectly with my kabobs!