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Fragrant Long-Life Brown Rice with Sweet Potatoes

Fragrant Long-Life Brown Rice with Sweet Potatoes
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  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 2/3 c onions, chopped
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 2 t curry powder
  • 1 t turmeric
  • 1/2 c chicken stock
  • 1 c California brown rice
  • 1 c sweet potato
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1 t cardamom
  • 2 each cinnamon stick
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 ea whole red chiles
  • 2 T cilantro



1 Heat oil in heavy-bottomed saucepan over moderate heat. Add onions and garlic and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add curry powder and turmeric and stir until fragrant, another 20 seconds.

2 Add chicken stock and brown rice and bring to a boil. (If using a rice cooker, transfer onion mixture, rice and water to the cooker at this point and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.)

3 Bring rice to a boil, and then stir in sweet potatoes, golden raisins, cardamom and salt. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until rice is done, a total of about 35 to 40 minutes. Stir in dried chilies and cilantro and serve immediately.


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