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Indian-Style Basmati Rice with Turmeric

  • Cooking time15 min
  • Prep time5 min
  • Recipe serves 6


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

Nutrition facts

Calories from Fat40.00
Total Fat4.50 g
Saturated Fat0.500 g
Trans Fat0.000 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.400 g
Monounsaturated Fat2.200 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium160 mg
Total Carbs39.00 g
Dietary Fiber2.0 g
Sugars5.00 g
Protein4.00 g
Calcium2 %
Iron8.00 %
Potassium155.000 mg
Omega-30.30 g
Omega-61.00 g
Vitamin C2.0 %
Vitamin A6.0 %


  1. Melt BecelĀ® 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.