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Spicy Rice Recipe

Spicy Rice Recipe

8 servings



1 medium onion, sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup basmati rice

1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt

1-2 cardamom pods, crushed

1/4 teaspoon each: ground turmeric, ginger

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 small tomato, cut into 8 wedges

1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro


Saute onion and garlic in oil in large saucepan until tender, about 8 minutes. Add rice, stir over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in yogurt, spices, and crushed red pepper, cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add broth and heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with tomato wedges, sprinkle with cilantro.

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