Corn Pilaf

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2-inch cinnamon stick

  • 4 to 5 whole cardamom pods (optional)

  • 1 cup basmati or long-grain white rice, rinsed and drained

  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable stock or canned broth or chicken stock, skimmed of fat

  • 3/4 cup thawed frozen corn kernels

  • Salt


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, and cardamom pods and cook over moderate heat, stirring often, until the cumin is browned, about 1 minute. Add the rice and vegetable stock, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Add the corn, cover and cook until heated through, about 2 more minutes. Season with salt, fluff with a fork and serve.


One Serving Calories 216 kcal, Protein 6 gm, Carbohydrate 44 gm, Cholesterol 0, Total Fat 3.9 gm, Saturated Fat .3 gm.

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