Isn't ghee really bad for you? I read that it is almost entirely saturated fat. Is this true?
May 1, 2009, 10:21 am
Hi Gina, Ghee is clarified butter. In traditional Indian cooking a small amount of ghee is used to saute spices and bring out their flavor. Ghee is also thought to magnify all of the good nutritional properties of the food. Read the blog post Buttering You Up for more on fats.
May 1, 2009, 2:54 pm
Hi Cynthia, What are cardamon pods? Can I buy them at Thriftway? Thanks, Anita
May 2, 2009, 2:10 pm
I just happened to have some cardamom pods on hand (though who knows why)so anyway I tried this last night and it was really good! It behaved just the way you said it would, Cynthia--the rice was golden, the grains were separate, and the taste was wonderfully subtle and good! I'll do this again. Thank you.
May 9, 2009, 6:02 am
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June 14, 2009, 2:23 am
This was a great side dish with the wildly popular tomato basil soup/pick eaters recipe. I didn't have the cardamon pods so used 1 tsp ground instead. Thanks, Cynthia for the comment on water as we like our rice on the softer side. 2 cups was perfect.
March 13, 2010, 7:42 pm
Love your site have been enjoying lots of new recipes. Do I throw the cardamon pod out after I cook the rice like a bay leave or eat it?
April 14, 2010, 1:51 pm
Hi Bonnie, Throw away the pods like you would a bay leaf. The little seeds inside the pod are edible. The pod probably is too, just an odd texture with rice...
April 14, 2010, 3:41 pm
I made this today-it was a big hit. All 4 of my kids loved it & I had to make another batch. I didn't have cardamom pods, but I did have ground cardamom. So I used a little of that. Thanks! Holly
November 2, 2010, 11:02 am
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