from Juley Karns
- Spokane, Washington State USA
Everyone that has tried it loves this rice dish.
Rinse rice until water is clear.
(I use a large pot and put the rice in a colander and run cold water
over the rice until the water runs clear.
This prevents the grains from breaking.)
After you have done this empty the water from the pot and take the
rice out of the colander and let set for 2-4 hours the longer the
better because this increases the length of the rice.
The following ingredients need to be fried until the onions are
clear (do not allow the onions to burn for they will then taste
Use a high quality oil and it should cover the bottom of the skillet
that your using.
This will lock the flavors in.
Allow these ingredients to cook until onion is about clear and then
add the following.
- 1 large onion chopped in fairly good size pieces
- 12 peppercorns
- 6 cloves
- 2 cardamons pods
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 1 piece of cinnamon stick (approx. 1/2 stick and uncurled)
Turn heat down and allow baharat to coat the onions until it looks
about ready to candy.
- 2 teaspoons Baharat*
- 1 very small piece of black lemon
(This is very strong so a little goes a very long way.
About the size of a (woman's little finger) fingernail)
Now add 1 can of stewed tomatoes and simmer until most of the juice
is cooked out.
Pour this mixture in large pot and fry your rice for a few minutes
(be careful not to break grains.
- 1 handful pine nuts (roast them a few minutes)
Put the rice in the pot and pour in a can of broth (I prefer chicken
but I used beef in the one I brought to work.
Then add water.
The water should just cover the rice.
Add 1 handful of baby peas and candied raisins.
Steam until rice is tender.
Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.
Check the rice in about 45 minutes if in oven or when water has evaporated
to see if it is tender.
Too little water is preferred for too much because more water can
be added while too much water causes the rice to turn into paste.
Place peppercorns, coriander seeds, cloves, cumin and cardamom seed
in jar of blender and grind to a powder.
- 1/2 cup black peppercorns
- 1/4 cup coriander seeds
- 2 Tbs. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cloves
- 1/3 cup cumin seeds
- 2 t. cardamom seeds
- 1/2 c ground paprika
(I use a small canning jar and attach it as I would to the regular
You can use ground nutmeg (freshly grated is better) and blend into
spices with ground paprika (for color only). Store in air tight jar.
Once rice is done and you are ready to serve it, turn pot on it's
side and remove with fork for this will make the rice nice and fluffy.
Eat and enjoy!