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Somalia : Plain Rice flavored with spices
Plain Rice flavored with spices

More by user: jamaal2
Created: 20th May 2010
Modified: 20th May 2010

Plain rice doesn’t have to be so plain, this Somali rice recipe it is easy to prepare and most all it is a wonderful side dish with full off flavor and color, garnished with crispy fried onions and raisins. Ingredients: * 2 cups basmati rice * 3 cups of water * 2 tablespoons ghee/oil * 1 onion sliced * 1 teaspoon salt * 4 whole cardamom pods * 1 cinnamon stick * 5 black peppercorns * 2 teaspoon cumin * 1 chicken cube Directions: * Rinse the rice well in cold water until most of the starch is removed. * Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat, and sauté the onions until brown. * Add salt, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and the cumin and cook until the onions are brown. Add the drained rice and stir for about 2-3 minutes. * Add the water and chicken cube and stir in and cover, bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat. * Continue to cook gently on a low heat until the rice is tender about 10 to 15 minutes. for garnish: * 2 tablespoons oil * 1 teaspoon food coloring * 1/4 cup raisins * 1 small onion, sliced * heat the oil over medium heat, add the onion and fry until nice and brown. Add the raisins and cook untill they puff up. * Add this mixture over rice, add the food coloring on one side. * Gently fluff the rice with a fork and serve. You might also like... 1. Iskudheh Karis: Chicken Pilaf 2. Beef Stew with Green Peas and Potato Served with Rice 3. Chicken Stew with Lentils Leave a comment
Directions

 

Directions:

  • Rinse the rice well in cold water until most of the starch is removed.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat, and sauté the onions until brown.
  • Add salt, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and the cumin and cook until the onions are brown. Add the drained rice and stir for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the water and chicken cube and stir in and cover, bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat.
  • Continue to cook gently on a low heat until the rice is tender about 10 to 15 minutes.

for garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon food coloring
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • heat the oil over medium heat, add the onion and fry until nice and brown. Add the raisins and cook untill they puff up.
  • Add this mixture over rice, add the food coloring on one side.
  • Gently fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

You might also like...

  1. Iskudheh Karis: Chicken Pilaf
  2. Beef Stew with Green Peas and Potato Served with Rice
  3. Chicken Stew with Lentils

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