Basmati Rice with Black Cardamom

Recipe Description

About the size of a whole nutmeg, black mustard seeds|black cardamom has the most wonderful spicy scent. It will be your new favorite spice too, especially after you taste it in this rice dish.


  • 2 black mustard seeds|black cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bay leaf, large
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


* 1. Split open the cardamom pods and remove the sticky seeds, discarding the pods. Separate the seeds with a sharp knife and crush them in a mortar and pestle.
* 2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add cardamom seeds and bay leaf and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
* 3. Add Onion and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.
* 4. Add rice and cook, stirring, until it looks milky and opaque, about 3 minutes longer.
* 5. Add water, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer; reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
* 6. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
* Number of Servings: 4
* Per Serving Amount
* portion 1cup
* calories 176
* protein 3g
* fat 4g
* carbohydrate 33g
* sodium 4mg
* cholesterol 8mg
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