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Cumin and Turmeric-Spiced Basmati Rice

Every great main dish needs a partner at its side. You can count on this simple, but flavour-packed rice.

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  • 20 min
  • Prep time5 min
  • ServingsPortions 6
recipe image Indian-Style Basmati Rice with Turmeric

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) Becel® Original margarine
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) basmati rice
  • 2 cups (500 mL) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) golden raisins

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Energy (kcal)0 kcal
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Protein (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Sugar (g)0.0 g
Fibre (g)0.0 g
Fat (g)0.0 g
Saturated fat (g)0.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)0 mg
Salt (g)0.00 g
Vitamin A (IU)0 IU
Vitamin C (mg)0.0 mg
Calcium (mg)0 mg
Iron (mg)0.00 mg
Potassium (mg)0 mg

Instructions

  1. Melt Becel® Original margarine in large saucepan over medium-high heat and cook onion, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add cumin seeds, turmeric, cinnamon, pepper and salt and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  3. Stir in rice and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in raisins and let stand covered 5 minutes. Just before serving fluff with fork.
This recipe has been evaluated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitians and is part of a healthy diet based on the recommendations in Canada's Food Guide.

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