Basmati Rice and Garbanzo Beans

25 January 2015
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Basmati Rice and Garbanzo Beans

Basmati rice is a staple and it is fun for me to try adding different flavors to enhance the already flavorful basmati. This recipe I feel is hearty and full of flavorful at the same time. Think about the natural subtle sweet flavor of the rice combined with turmeric, cilantro, garbanzo beans and all the whole spices. Fabulous!!!

2 Cups uncooked Basmati Rice
1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
2 Cloves
1 Black Cardamom
1 Green Cardamom
1 4inch Cinnamon Stick
1 Bay leaf
1/2 Tablespoon Whole Cumin
1 Medium yellow onion, chopped
1 Cup Cilantro, chopped
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric
1 8oz can Garbanzo Beans
Salt to taste

Rinse rice gently and drain the water. Heat oil in a pan, add the cloves, cardamoms, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Let it sizzle for a minute. Add onion, garbanzo beans, salt and turmeric. Add cilantro. Add rice. Add 3 cups of water. Let it come to a boil and then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve with curries.

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