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Spiced Black Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion chopped in half and thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cups basmati rice

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice your onion and then roughly chop the slices in half

  2. Add the oil to a non-stick pot and cook the onions until the edges of some pieces start to turn dark brown

  3. Add the spices and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes

  4. Add 3 cups of water and the rice to the pot. Stir and cover

  5. Bring to a boil then turn heat down to low. Cook for 15 minutes

  6. Remove pot from heat and let it rest for 10 minutes

  7. Fluff rice with a fork, remove bay leaf and serve.