Cumin-Scented White Rice

Kathy D

By
@LifeIsGoodkd

This rice takes on a smoky-sweet flavor and a nutty texture. Recipe from Food and Wine.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
vegetable shortening (or lard)
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 small
onion, diced
1 tsp
cumin seeds
2
bay leaves
2 c
long-grain white rice
2 1/2 c
water
1 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the shortening (or lard) in a saucepan. Add the garlic and onion and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are translucent - approx. 5 minutes.
2
Stir in the cumin and bay leaves and cook until the cumin becomes fragrant - approx. 2 minutes. Add the rice, stirring to coat with the shortening or lard. Add the water and salt and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for about 18 minutes.
3
Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand, covered, for about 10 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, discard the bay leaves and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Filipino