Fried rice with spices

Plain cooked rice can be a bit boring sometimes. Try fried rice with spices for an amazing side dish, with lovely flavors and a vibrant color.

20 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Fried rice with spices


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  • 250 gram rice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • neutral oil, e.g. sunflower oil
Fried rice with spices ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • medium-sized pan
  • fine sieve
  • medium-sized skillet
  • wooden spoon


20 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Fill a medium-sized pan with water, bring to a boil and cook the rice. The exact time depends on the type of rice you're using. Meanwhile peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves.

Crush the cardamon pods, you can use a mortar or bottom of a pan to do this. 

Fried rice with spices
Fried rice with spices

Finishing the fried rice with spices -- 10 minutes

Heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes along with a cinnamon stick, crushed cardamom pods and cloves. Meanwhile drain the rice in a sieve.

Add mustard seeds, turmeric and coriander seeds to the skillet and sauté very shortly. Add the rice and cook it a few minutes more. Season with salt and remove the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and cloves.

Serve this lovely side dish with some meat and a salad. Enjoy!

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