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      RECIPE TITLE "Turmeric Rice Recipe"
    Source: Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking,
    courtesy of Cooking.com

    yieldsServes 4-6 time--- difficultyeasy

    This yellow, lightly seasoned rice may be served with almost any Indian meal.

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    2 cups basmati rice
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    3 whole cloves
    1 bay leaf
    4 cardamom pods
    1-inch stick cinnamon
    2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons finely sliced chives or the
    green part of green onions

     

      RECIPE METHOD

    Put the rice in a bowl and wash well in several changes of water. Drain and leave in a strainer set over a bowl.

    Put the oil in a heavy saucepan and set over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, put in the cloves, bay leaf, cardamom pods, and cinnamon. Stir once or twice and put in the garlic. As soon as the garlic turns medium brown, put in the rice, turmeric, and salt. Stir gently for a minute. Now put in 2 3/4 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover tightly, turn the heat down very, very low, and cook for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with chives before serving.

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Chronicle. All rights reserved.

      Nutrition Facts
    Serves 4-6
    Facts per Serving
    Calories: 304 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 53g
    Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 393mg Protein: 5g
    Fiber: 2g % Cal. from Fat: 24% % Cal. from Carbs: 70%

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