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Bantu Brown Rice

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Photo of prepared Bantu Brown Rice
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 1 hour
Serves: 8
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarianLow Sodium
Add a few spices to your brown rice to create a festive dish!

What you'll need

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Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large pot (stockpot) with lid
Spatula or spoon


Serves 8
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
3 tablespoons Onion chopped
1 teaspoon Cardamom ground
2 teaspoons Cumin ground
2 cups Brown Jasmine Rice uncooked
2 teaspoons Garlic minced
4 cups Chicken Stock low-sodium, brought to boil (or substitute water)
2 teaspoons Cilantro minced



Step 1 picture
Heat oil in large stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, cardamom and cumin. Stir for 2 minutes.


Step 2 picture
Add rice and garlic. Stir to combine.


Step 3 picture
Add boiling chicken stock or water. Cover and cook over low heat until water is absorbed, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

Chef's Tips

  • If chicken stock is not available, 2 chicken bouillon cubes can be added to the water to provide flavor.
  • If white jasmine rice is used instead of brown rice, reduce cooking time to 20 minutes.
  • To make this dish in a rice cooker, begin rice cooker cycle and cook the onion and spices first with the cover open. Then add the rice and broth and close the cover.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 g5%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 67 mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 43 g16%
Dietary Fiber 2 g7%
Protein 6 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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