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Cumin Scented White Rice

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

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

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Cumin

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