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Indian Fried Rice

Rice is a staple of Indian cuisine. By adding just a few spices to a pot of rice, you can create a whole new, delicious dish.

Makes 4 servings

1 cup rice (basmati is a good choice), washed and drained

1 onion, finely sliced

2 teaspoons salt

1 small cinnamon stick

1 bay leaf

3 peppercorns

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cups boiling water

Heat oil in large saucepan. Fry onion until golden brown. With a slotted spoon, remove onion from pan and set aside.

To the hot oil, add the rice and spices. Stir and fry for 4 minutes until the rice appears glazed. Add salt and 2 cups boiling water.

Bring mixture to a boil again, lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer gently until the water is absorbed.

Serve garnished with fried onions.

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