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Vegan Indian Recipes - Bread, Rice and Sauces
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Indian Rice
from Vegetarian Resource Center - Boston, USA

This is an easy way to make rice more exciting.
Typically, Basmati rice would be the best, the aroma is unbeatable, but use whatever white rice is available.

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 12oz package frozen peas
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 1 clove garlic(minced): optional
  • 2 to 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil (more if you like)
Heat oil in a deep pan and fry onions till slightly brown.
Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and garlic and stir.
Add rice and stir for 2 to 3 mins.
The rice should be coated with the oil.
Add 2 cups water and allow the pot to come to a boil.
Add peas.Stir, lower heat and simmer covered until the rice is cooked.
Let it stand uncovered until extra water evaporates.