Fragrant rice
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Notes from Anna

A quick and healthy rice dish rich in antioxidant micronutrients from the spices and shallot combo. It goes well with our quick and healthy prawn curry.



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  1. Boil a kettle and make up the stock according to the packet instructions.
  2. Peel and finely chop the shallots. Lightly crush the cardamom pods with a pestle and mortar or the blade of a knife.
  3. SPICE Warm the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods and turmeric. Mix well and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  5. Add the rice, lime leaves and stock. Stir and bring to the boil. Cover the saucepan with a lid, turn the heat down low and simmer for 12 minutes without stirring.
  6. Remove the cinnamon stick and the cardamom pods, which should be on the top of the rice after cooking. Fluff the rice up with a fork and serve.

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