Cumin Rice Recipe

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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!

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Servings: 6


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  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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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 170g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 237  
Calories from Fat 48 20%
Total Fat 5.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbs 40.96g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 3%
Sugars 1.43g 1%
Protein 5.64g 9%
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  • John Spottiswood
    This is a great rice dish to add to any seafood or middle eastern platter.
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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      A great side dish with lots of flavor.
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      • 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...
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        • 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.
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


          • A
            February 15, 2009
            A wonderful recipe that taste great!

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