How to make Brown Rice -

Traditional Parsi rice with caramel

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Rice , Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Rice

Brown Rice

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Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Brown Rice Recipe

  • Rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Onions sliced 2 large

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Sugar 3 tablespoons

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Soak rice in sufficient water for thirty minutes. Drain and set aside. Heat ghee in a pan and sauté sliced onions till brown.

Step 2

In another pan heat sugar and one tablespoon of water on medium heat and allow to caramelize. Add cloves and cinnamon to the browned onions and stir.

Step 3

Add rice and sauté for two to three minutes. When the caramel is ready add four cups of water to it.

Step 4

Mix and add the caramel liquid to the rice. Add salt to taste. Mix. Reduce heat, cover and cook till done. Serve hot with Dhansak.

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