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Spiced Rice

Indian
Note:  Stir rice into sautéed onions, then add remaining ingredients.  Or, wash rice in a 
fine sieve placed in a bowl until the water runs clear, about 3 or 4 times. Drain. Let rice 
rest 20 minutes. Pour cold liquids in heavy pan, add rice, make a well in the center of the 
rice.  For a sweeter taste, substitute 1/2 t Garam Masala  for the turmeric.  Substitute
chicken stock for the water and forget the bouillon.   
1/3  cp sliced green onion
1    T butter
1    cp long grain rice
2    cps water 
1    T lemon juice
1 1/2  t beef or chicken bouillon granules
1/4  t salt
1/4  t ground turmeric
1/2    cp light raisins (opt)
In large saucepan cook onion in butter til tender but not brown.
Add rice.    
Add water, lemon juice, bouillon granules, salt, and turmeric; heat to boiling.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in raisins.
Let stand, covered, for 10 min
Turmeric

Note: This method of cooking rice is great for keeping your rice fluffy!  I've always used beef or chicken bouillon cubes but frying it first seems to make a difference in the texture.

1/3  cp sliced green onion 1    T butter 1 1/2  cp long grain rice 3    cps water 1    T lemon juice 1 1/2  t beef bouillon granules 1/4  t salt 1/4  t ground turmeric 1/2    cp light raisins (opt)
In large saucepan cook onion in butter til tender but not brown. Add rice; cook and stir over low heat til rice is golden. Add water, lemon juice, beef bouillon granules, salt, and turmeric; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 min Remove from heat and stir in raisins. Let stand, covered, for 10 min
Stir Fried
Note: This recipe is from memory, since my source has disappeared. Slice some onions and ginger to taste. Add enough cooked rice for your recipe and sprinkle with soy sauce. Stir fry a few minutes, then add greens or vegetables if desired. Chile pepper flakes are a must for any oriental recipe, but add to taste. Stir fry only a few minutes, then add one whisked egg.