Curried Rice and Broccoli Pilaf
1 1/2 C Basmati (or other long grain rice)
2 Tb olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tb minced ginger or 1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
pinch of tumeric
2 3/4 C chicken or vegetable stock
1 large stalk brocolli, chopped into florets, stem peeled and chopped
place rice into a small mesh colander and rinse under water until the water runs clear. This step removes some of the starch from the rice, reducing stickiness in the end result. Drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat oil and add onions, garlic, ginger and spices. saute until onions are golden. Add rice and saute about 3 minutes. Add stock and stir, bring to boil. Cover and simmer gently about 12 minutes. Until liquid is absorbed.
While the rice cooks, steam broccoli until tender. Drain well. Add to finished rice and fluff with a fork. Serve with Balti Butter Chicken or as a side to any other lovely thing, and don't forget to have a bowl of Raita on the table to top off your rice and/or everything else you're eating.