RECIPES > RICE > Cardamom Rice

    500g basmati rice  
    2 medium onions, chopped
Cardamom Rice
    1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
    1 tsp garlic, minced
    10 black cardamom pods
    2 1" pieces of cinnamon
    5 green chillies, chopped
    2 bay leaves
    2 tsp sugar
    2 tbls ghee or vegetable oil
    100g fresh mint leaves, chopped
    1 tsp salt or to taste
1 litre warm water

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1. Heat the ghee/oil in a heavy based pan, when hot add black cardamom pods,
  cinnamon and bay leaves.  Reduce the heat to medium and fry these for
  2 minutes.
2. Then add the sugar and cook for another 2 minutes or until the sugar has
3. Now add the onions, chillies, ginger, garlic and rice.  Stir well to mix
  everything and cook for 5 minutes.
4. Next add the water and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat to medium, cover
  and cook for 20 minutes.
5. The rice should be nearly cooked through, if not give it a few more minutes.
  Then turn off the heat and let the rice stand for 5-10 minutes.
6. Place the rice on a serving plate or bowl and garnish with the chopped mint