Aromatic Rice Recipe

Average Rating:

Categories: Indian, Low-Sodium Recipes, Middle Eastern, Rice, Side Dish, Vegan

Submitted By: Mabel from Chicago.

Aromatic Rice Notes

Impressing your guests with cooked rice doesn't get any easier than this.

Serves / Yields


Preparation Instructions

Put rice, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, and water in a pot and allow to come to a boil. Contrary to instructions that you usually read about cooking rice, do not put on the lid, or the liquid will boil over. Once it boils, turn the heat down and simmer slightly uncovered for 7 minutes. Then cover, reduce the heat further, and let cook for another 8 minutes. Turn the heat off and let the rice sit for 15 minutes before fluffing.

Helpful Hints

To make it even more aromatic, saute the rinsed rice in heated ghee (clarified butter) for a couple of minutes before adding water (increase to 2 parts water) and the whole spices.

Photo by Dan Williamson.

Quick Shopping List

Green Cardamom, Whole Fancy Pods, Inner Seeds or Ground
Green Pods, in a glass jar
1/2 cup jar, net wt. 1.5 oz.
Cloves, Whole or Ground
Whole Spice Islands, in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
Cinnamon, Whole Stick Indonesian Korintje Cassia
2 3/4" (Bulk Only)
1 oz.

Submit Comment

Sarah . Said:

Great article! I recently received RawSpiceBar's Indian Spices- garam masala and tandoori spices for making chicken tikka masala and it was pretty spot on. It's tough to find freshly ground kashmiri chiles and other high quality hard to find spices. Look forward to receiving next month's spice blends from them and worth looking into if you're an adventurous cook.

Make it Again? Sarah . would make this recipe again.

Asiya S. Said:

It is easy in making but the it should be more spicy and attractive show the image of dish with recipe. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@@THANK YOU@@@@@@@@@@@

Make it Again? Asiya S. would make this recipe again.