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Fried Rice

| March 12, 2013 Comment


Fried rice is a wonderful dish that adds fragrance and taste to any party meal. Lightly spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and cumin, this flavored rice is sure to be a great hit with your family and friends. Serve it with a nice gravy dish like Chana Masala or Chana Kurma. This is a quick easy recipe.

Servings: 2-3
Cooking Time:25 minutes


  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cardamoms, whole pods
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp or salt to taste
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water


  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add the cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves and fry for a minute until the cumin starts to brown.
  2. Add the onions, and saute until lightly browned.
  3. Add the rice, and saute, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the hot water and salt and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, and cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until rice is cooked and all water is absorbed.
  6. Remove from heat, and remove the cinnamon stick.
  7. Serve the fried rice hot, with raita.

Cooking Tip

If you like the flavor of butter or ghee, you can use 1 tbsp butter or ghee and 1 tbsp oil.


Category: Rice Recipes, Vegan Rice Recipes

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