Recipe by kbarnett
"This is a savory side for many meats. This is a very simple version that would appeal to a wide range of palates."
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uncooked basmati rice
whole cinnamon sticks
I love making my rice with the herbs and seasoning in the cooking liquid.
Your addition of cinnamon sticks and a bay leaf is a
very clever 'addition' and I like it a lot.
The 'cinnamon' stick is a bit more subtle than grated cinnamon and the bay leaf is gently aromatic.
The basmati rice is such a flavorful rice to start with, that too much of anything would be overkill.
This combo of sweet, pungent combined with the somewhat flowery basmati rice....just is a delightful merging.
Lovely recipe and quite enticing to the palate!!!
in my humble opinion, you can omit the onion and add a TBSP whole cloves and about 6-8 pods of whole green cardamom, this makes a delightful Indian style spiced basmati rice. Make a "bouquet garni", or a little bulb of spices wrapped in a piece of cheesecloth, for easy removal. Perfect with rich indian dishes!
Simple Spiced Rice Haiku: "Subtle flavor kiss. Nice, delicate basmati. Humble, simple spice." Basmati is of such a light, ethereal taste that it doesn't need to compete with heavy seasonings. But this simple method of preparing it yielded an airy, buttery, lightly-spiced rice that would compliment just about any entree. We loved it!
very simple, very delicious!
Thank you! This recipe was great! I wish I could say I made it exactly to recipe, but didn't have cinnamon sticks on hand, so I sprinkled in just a bit of the powdered variety. It was still great. Went great with my pork steaks with orange sauce.
YUM! Very very good. It was fragrant and had a nice flavor. Not strong at all but a mild cinnamon taste. It went perfectly with some Indian style meatballs in an onion raisin sauce. This would be great with many different dishes as a side. It turned out very fluffy indeed. Perfect rice, thanks!!!!!!
This was good but I did have to add some cayenne and ginger because I felt like the rice needed a little something else. I served with chicken tandoori and Greek taziki.
Where has this recipe been all of my life??!?!?! I was so impressed with the way this turned out. I rinsed the rice real good and soaked it for 30 minutes before cooking. I used chicken broth instead of water. OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is the best rice I have ever made and the smell.....oh! My house smelled wonderful! I served this with the Chorizo and Lentil Stew recipe from this site. I highly recommend this combination for an Indian-inspired meal! I will be making this rice over and over again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simple Spiced Rice
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 31
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