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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Meal Types:
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Thai Fragrant Rice

A wonderfully flavor packed rice dish.



  1. Put rice into mixing bowl, cover with water and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Finely chop the onion and garlic and put into a bowl.
  3. Use pestle and mortar to bruise and grind star anise, cinnamon, cardamon, bay leaves, cloves and mustard seeds.
  4. Drain rice, mix up stock. Heat oil in pan and gently fry onion and garlic until golden brown. Add spices and stir for 1 minute. Add rice and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add stock and bring to the boil, then simmer slowly stirring until rice has absorbed all liquid and is soft. Final texture is sticky.
  6. Note: ideally the ingredients should be seeds/pods e.g 1 star anise or 1 tsp mustard seeds as such you may need to adjust amounts.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 260 calories in 1 serving of Thai Fragrant Rice.
Calorie break-down: 52% fat, 42% carbs, 6% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 140
Calories 260
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 15.58g 24%
  Saturated Fat 1.287g 6%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 4.637g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 8.787g  
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1785mg 74%
Potassium 277mg  
Total Carbohydrate 28.55g 10%
  Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%
  Sugars 3.84g  
Protein 4.17g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 7% Iron 16%
of RDI*
(260 calories)
13% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (42%)
Fat (52%)
Protein (6%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories