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Mediterranean Basmati Rice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 2 Cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth Sub veggie broth or water for vegetarian
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Medium onion
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh herbs (Mint and sage)
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Fruit (Craisins and apricots)
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds


  1. Rinse the rice with water a few times to remove the surface starch from the rice grains.

  2. Pour 1 tbsp of olive oil into a medium pan and heat on medium. Chop 1/2 of an onion and sauté the onions for 3-5 minutes until they start to appear transparent.

    Mediterranean Basmati Rice
  3. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Mix until well combined.

    Mediterranean Basmati Rice
  4. Add two cups of rinsed basmati rice and stir until it is well mixed. All of the rice should be yellow.

    Mediterranean Basmati Rice
  5. Add 3 cups of chicken broth to the rice.

    Mediterranean Basmati Rice
  6. Bring the rice to a boil and then lower the temperature to a simmer and cook with the lid on for 15-20 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.

    Mediterranean Basmati Rice
  7. Top with dried fruit, almonds and fresh herbs. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

    Mediterranean Basmati Rice