Fragrant Indian Rice Pilaf

Sides | 30 Minutes or Less, Kid Friendly | Pasta & Grains

SERVES 4 - START TO FINISH: 20 minutes
Recipe Scoop Fragrant Indian Rice Pilaf

Cooking Notes

Basmati is a long-grain Indian rice with a perfumy, nutlike flavor and aroma. It is available on the rice aisle in the supermarket.

Fragrant Indian Rice Pilaf

1 can (14 1/2 ounces) fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
3 whole cloves or 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1-inch stick cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups basmati rice or long-grain rice*

Pour the chicken broth and water into a medium saucepan, and place it over high heat. Add the cloves, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt. Cover the pot, and bring it to a boil. Add the rice, recover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 17 minutes. Remove and discard the whole spices, and serve.

Fragrant Indian Rice Pilaf

Approximate Values Per Serving: 261 calories (2% from fat), 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 8 g protein, 54 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 222 mg sodium

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