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Cumin Coriander Rice – Gluten Free Suggestions

My family is from India, so while growing up, I used to eat rice daily. A meal was never complete without it. When I went away to college, I stopped eating rice so frequently but I still enjoy it, when I have rice on my plate. It makes me feel like I am at home. Yesterday, I share my recipe for Spicy Chicken Teriyaki. I served this rice dish along with the chicken. It has a certain warmth from the cumin and coriander that went really well with the spicy chicken.

Cumin Coriander Rice


1 tablespoon of olive oil (or butter)

1/2 a large onion, diced

1/2 tablespoon cumin powder

1/2 tablespoon coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

2 cups of long grain rice (I used brown rice)

3 cups of low-sodium chicken broth

(*Gluten Sensitivity, make sure stock is gluten-free or use water*)

1 teaspoon of salt (optional)

Parsley for garnish


  1. Soak rice in warm water.
  2. Using a pot that has a lid, heat oil and saute onions until they become translucent
  3. Add spices, mixing well for about a minute.
  4. Add drained rice and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently
  5. Add stock and salt.
  6. Bring to a boil and the cover pot.
  7. Place pot on low heat for 20-30 minutes or until rice is tender
  8. Garnish with Parsley


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