Epicurious offers a jasmine rice recipe with garlic, cilantro and ginger, while Bon App��tit has a recipe for spiced jasmine rice pilaf. The Epicurious recipe has a high approval rating with 83 percent of users stating that they would like to make the meal again as of August 2015. The Bon App��tit meal rates at four stars out of five.Continue Reading
To make the Epicurious dish, place 3 cups jasmine rice in a sieve, and rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. After draining the rice, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix in 3 minced garlic cloves and 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh ginger, and stir until fragrant. Add the rice before stirring for three minutes.
Combine the mixture with 4 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth and 3/4 teaspoons salt. Sprinkle a large bunch of fresh cilantro on top. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook it covered for approximately 18 minutes or until the rice is tender. Remove it from the heat, and let it stand for 10 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving. The recipes makes eight servings.
To make the pilaf, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 finely chopped medium onion, 1/2 finely chopped fennel bulb and 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fennel fronds along with 2 chopped garlic cloves. Cook until the onion is translucent. Blend in 1 cup jasmine rice, and while stirring often, cook until some of the rice grains are translucent.
Add 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock, and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer covered until the sauce is absorbed. After sitting for 10 minutes, stir in fennel and 1/8 cup chopped, unsalted almonds. Top with 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro and another 1/8 cup almonds.Learn more about Nuts & Grains