October 6, 2016

Fragrant Rice and Loblaws Thanksgiving contest

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fragrant rice
I plan to serve a fragrant rice dish during this year's Thanksgiving meal. This recipe is simple to make and will go well with all the dishes you plan to serve. It will also go well with the sweet and spicy pineapple side dish I plan to make. Although, we can prepare the rice on the stove top I like to use the rice cooker, as it will be ready within a few minutes while we prepare the rest of the meal. 

1 tbsp ghee 
1 1/2 cups basmati rice 
2" cinnamon sticks 
2 bay leaves 
2 cloves 
2 cardamom seeds 
1/2 tsp salt to taste 
1/4 tsp saffron 

Wash and drain the rice. 

Heat the ghee in the rice cooker, then add the whole spices and sauté for a minute. Use a spoon that will not scrape the bottom of the rice cooker. Then add the drained rice and saffron and sauté until the rice is transparent. 

Add water that is about 1" higher than the rice and cover and cook the rice. Once the rice is cooked toss it, remove the whole spices, and serve hot. 

If you are using the stove top to prepare the rice instead of the rice cooker, follow the same instructions and cook the rice on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Once it is cooked keep it covered for about 20 minutes before serving it hot.  

Loblaws knows that Thanksgiving is the time of year when families like to come together. To celebrate this time of the year, Loblaws has launched the Loblaws Thanksgiving Facebook contest in which you can enter for a chance to win one of these prizes... 
  • Grand Prize: a catered family feast for you and up to 9 guests at your home, and one keepsake culinary cookbook. 
  • Secondary Prizes: There are ten 10 $50.00 (CDN) PC® Gift Cards available to be won. 
To participate... 
Post an original picture of your favourite family side dish in the comment section of Loblaws Thanksgiving Facebook #HeartfeltFood contest post by October 20th and tag the people you want to invite to your next big holiday meal. Use the hashtag: #HeartfeltFood and tag @LoblawsON

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  1. I have never made this but it sounds very good

  2. Your rice recipe sounds really good. Thanks for sharing about the great contest.

  3. This sounds super delicious. Thanks for sharing this contest.

  4. I have never tried that recipe! Sounds so delicious! Basmati rice is my favourite rice!

  5. That rice sounds delicious, and still time to enter the contest! Win win! :)

  6. My family loves rice. I am anxious to try recipe! Sounds like a great contest too.

  7. That rice sounds delicious! We always go in on a big bag of Basmati rice with my parents, so it's nice to find new recipes to use! I think my parents would love this recipe too, I'm going to pass it along to them as well.

  8. My family loves rice as a side dish. Thanks for sharing the contest.

  9. I love rice but never had it like that. Sounds really good.

  10. Thanks for sharing your recipe! We'll have to try this out!

  11. We enjoy rice several times a week, thanks very much for this terrific recipe!

  12. This would be a nice way to have rice It looks delicious


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