A sprinkling of herbs, spices, and raisins can turn plain rice into a stellar side dish.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2003
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 cup rice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 dried bay leaf
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 2 cups chicken stock, or canned broth
- 1/3 cup raisins
In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until soft. Stir in rice, salt, turmeric, bay leaf, cinnamon, and broth. Bring to a boil; cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
Stir in raisins with a fork, and simmer until stock is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Set aside, covered, 5 minutes.