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Cumin Scented White Rice

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  Lard/Vegetable shortening 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Onion 1⁄2 Small, diced
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Long grain white rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon

Heat the lard in a saucepan.
Add the garlic and onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are translucent, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the cumin and bay leaves and cook until the cumin is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add the rice, stirring to coat with the lard.
Add the water and salt; bring to a simmer.
Cover and cook over low heat for 18 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork, discard the bay leaves and serve.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1813 Calories from Fat 438

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.1%

Saturated Fat 18.5 g92.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.7 mg14.2%

Sodium 1968.6 mg82%

Total Carbohydrates 307 g102.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 28 g56.8%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 12.4%

Calcium 19.1% Iron 40.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cumin Scented White Rice Recipe