• Cumin Rice

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    Cumin Rice
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 6
    by Joyce Leung
    6 recipes
    This rice is a delicious mix of cumin and cinnamon. It provides a nice, slightly sweet flavor, that is a perfect complement to any middle eastern dish. The only dishes I would avoid serving this with are sweet dishes with dates, figs, etc. I served it with my Braised Lamb with Beans. It was great!


    • 1 med onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
    • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 3/4 tsp sugar
    • 3/4 tsp black pepper
    • 1 tsp salt


    1. Cook onion, garlic, cumin seeds, and cinnamon stick in oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until onion softens - 3 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
    2. Stir in the broth, sugar, pepper, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is tencer and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
    3. Remove and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and discard cinnamon stick if desired.

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    • John Spottiswood
      John Spottiswood
      This is a great rice dish to add to any seafood or middle eastern platter.
      • Nancy Miyasaki
        Nancy Miyasaki
        A great side dish with lots of flavor.
        • Anne Kruse
          Anne Kruse
          I really liked this. It seems like it would be great for breakfast.
          I ran out of chicken broth so I finished it off with vegetable just as well...
          • dawn
            I sub. The broth with 2 boil lion cubes along with water, I didn't have broth. Everyone liked it. Next time I will use broth to see if there is a difference.


            • A
              A wonderful recipe that taste great!

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