Brown Rice Pilaf
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2½ cups water
  • ½ tsp salt (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan with an oven-safe handle and lid, heat canola oil. Add cumin seeds and let them sputter.
  2. Add brown rice and toss until coated with oil and the rice starts to turn opaque.
  3. Add water and salt, if using.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Once the rice-water mixture comes to a boil, transfer the pan to the oven. Let it cook, undisturbed, for about 50 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let stand another 10 minutes before serving. Fluff with a fork to separate grains.
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