Halal Cart-Style Rice
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Halal Cart-Style Rice

Dino found a homemade version of the street cart rice that he loves so much from Rafiqi’s. Since we had some more chicken thighs in the freezer, he made a batch of this rice to go alongside his Halal Chicken on a Pita AKA Rafakey 2.0.

Halal Cart-Style Rice

This is a simple and delicious side dish that’s full of flavor. The house smelled insanely good while he was making it, and it went perfectly with the marinated, cooked chicken.

Halal Cart-Style Rice

Halal Cart-Style Rice
Serious Eats

Serves 4 to 6

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cups long-grain or Basmati rice
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Add the turmeric and cumin and cook until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add the rice and stir to coat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes without disturbing. Remove from the heat and allow to rest until the water is completely absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15 minutes.

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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