Cumin-Scented White Rice

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Kathy D

By
@LifeIsGoodkd

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Cumin-Scented White Rice

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2Stir 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.
  • 3Remove 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.

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About Cumin-Scented White Rice

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