Spice rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric

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Spiced rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric is a popular side dish in many Asian dishes. It is easy to prepare and can be flavored with various spices and herbs. In this blog post we will take a closer look at spiced rice and find out what it is, which spices are used to prepare it and how best to prepare it. We will also share a recipe for a delicious spiced rice dish with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric. Finally, we give a few tips for the preparation of spiced rice.

What is spiced rice?

Spiced rice is a cooked rice seasoned with various spices and herbs. There are many different recipes for preparing spiced rice, so you can always try new flavor combinations. Spiced rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric is a very popular side dish in Asian dishes as it rounds off the flavor of the dishes and delights the palate.

What spices are used for spiced rice?

Various spices and herbs can be used to prepare spiced rice. The most common ingredients are star anise, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, cloves and pepper. Of course you can also use other spices, depending on which flavor you prefer. Star anise gives the rice a sweet note, cinnamon a warming note and turmeric a slightly bitter note. These three spices harmonize very well with each other and complement each other perfectly.

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How to prepare spiced rice?

The preparation of spiced rice is very simple and uncomplicated. One variant involves cooking the rice first, either in the rice cooker or on the stovetop in a saucepan. Then the desired spices are added and everything is mixed well. The delicious dish is ready!

In our recipe, the spices are added to the rice before cooking and everything is cooked together.

Depending on which spices you use, you can customize the dish even more and round off the taste even more.

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2 spring onions (chopped)

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Spice rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric

Spice rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric

Our delicious Indian spiced rice is a popular accompaniment to Asian dishes as it rounds off the taste of the dishes and pampers the palate.
5 3 Reviews
Preparation 5 Min.
cook time 20 Min.
total time 25 Min.
Judgment Side Dishes
Country & Region Asian
portions 4 portions
Calories 450 kcal


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  • Wash the rice well, drain through a sieve and place in a saucepan (with about twice as much water) or rice cooker.
  • Cook the rice according to package directions with the spices and vegetable oil.
  • Remove the spices before serving and use as decoration if desired.

nutritional value

Serving: 1gCalories: 450kcal
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Spice rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric
keyword aromatic rice, vegetable rice, spiced rice, delicious rice recipes, cook rice properly
Lifestyle gluten free, lactose free, vegan, vegetarian
Diet for diabetics, gluten-free, Halal, Hindu, Kosher, low in calories, low in fat, lactose-free, low in salt, vegan, vegetarian
Season spring, autumn, summer, winter
Spice rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric
Spice rice with star anise, cinnamon and turmeric

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1 comment
  1. Magdalena 6 months ago

    Looks delicious though ;)5 stars

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