Curried Pilaf

Curried Pilaf
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup basmati rice or other long-grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Make It

1. Heat oil in medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until golden and softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry powder, chili powder and ginger; saute 30 seconds. Stir in rice to coat, 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Add water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat to low; stir in carrots, cinnamon stick, cardamom and salt. Cook, covered, 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove cardamom.