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Basmati Rice with Onion and Ginger

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  • Servings: 4
Basmati Rice with Onion and Ginger

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2004


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon minced, peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and carrot; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Add garlic cloves and ginger; cook 2 minutes.

  3. Add basmati rice, stirring to coat. Add water and coarse salt; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover, and cook until rice is tender, 17 to 20 minutes (add a little more water if pan becomes dry).

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