nutritional information


  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Sodium: 870 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 1 g

Crusted Onion Basmati Rice

Crusted Onion Basmati Rice

Serves 8

Twice-cooked rice the Persian way uses a hot saucepan to form a golden crust, known as a tadiq, on already cooked rice.
Spice Mixture
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 Tbs. coriander seeds
  • 2 cups uncooked basmati rice
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 Tbs. sea salt
  • 1 large sweet onion such as Vidalia or Maui, cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices
  1. To make Spice Mixture: Combine all ingredients, and set aside.
  2. To make Rice: Put rice, water and salt in large saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook uncovered for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain rice; rinse with cold water.
  3. Heat saucepan over medium-high heat, and immediately spread 1/4 cup rice in pan and top with onion slices. Pour half of spice mixture over onions, and cook 3 minutes. Add remaining rice, and add reserved spice mixture, pouring over top of rice. DO NOT STIR! Cover, and cook 4 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes, undisturbed. Scoop out rice from bottom, and place in serving dish with crust on top. 
February 2005

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This is very pretty but flavorless

Erin - 2015-09-25 21:28:31

Very Exotic recipe, worth the effort!

Anonymous - 2010-09-24 23:49:11