Perfectly Spiced Rice With Raisins
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
This rice is delicately spiced with added sweetness from the raisins. When you are serving chicken, pork or beef, adding this flavourful rice will add a bit of ethnicity to your gluten-free meal.
1 ¾ cup gluten-free basmati rice
3 cups water
1 organic gluten-free bay leaf
½ tsp. sea salt
1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. coconut or extra virgin olive oil
1 organic sweet onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
½ tsp. organic gluten-free cinnamon
½ tsp. organic gluten-free turmeric
½ tsp. organic gluten-free curry powder
1 cup organic gluten-free, sulfite-free raisins
1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
In a medium size pot add rice, water, bay leaf, sea salt and 1 tsp. coconut oil, bring to low simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, remove bay leaf, fluff up the rice with a fork and cover for another 10 minutes.
In a non-stick frying pan or wok add 1 tbsp. coconut oil and onion, sauté onion until soft. Then stir in garlic, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and curry powder and cook until fragrant about a minute.
Stir in raisins and maple syrup, and then add rice in batches while stirring. Once all the rice is well-combined turn off the heat and enjoy.
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