Cumin Scented White Rice Recipe


MethodMain Ingredient


 Lard/Vegetable shortening3 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Onion1⁄2 Small, diced
 Cumin seeds1 Teaspoon
 Bay leaves2
 Long grain white rice2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Water2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1813 Calories from Fat 438

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.1%

Saturated Fat 18.5 g92.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.7 mg

Sodium 1968.6 mg82%

Total Carbohydrates 307 g102.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 28 g56.8%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 12.4%

Calcium 19.1% Iron 40.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat the lard in a saucepan.
Add the garlic and onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are translucent, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the cumin and bay leaves and cook until the cumin is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add the rice, stirring to coat with the lard.
Add the water and salt; bring to a simmer.
Cover and cook over low heat for 18 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork, discard the bay leaves and serve.