Lemon-Basmati Rice

posted by RisaG 06-23-100 12:06 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Lemon-Basmati Rice
Recipe By : Martha Stewart Living, 6/99
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Rice
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups Basmati rice
zest of 1 lemon -- grated
8 whole green cardamom pods -- lightly cracked open
2 tsp. coarse salt
2 (3") sticks cinnamon -- halved crosswise

Rinse rise in a sieve under cool running water. Transfer to a medium saucepan with 3-1/2 cups water. Add the zest of 1 lemon, cardamom, salt, and cinnamon. Cover; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cook, covered, until water evaporates, about 10 minutes.

Turn off the heat, and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Use a fork to fluff the rice, and transfer to a serving platter, remove cardamom and cinnamon if desired, and sprinkle with remaining lemon zest.

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