I love using cardamom so I was excited about trying Dorie's Cardamom Rice Pilaf. I love it in both in savory and sweet dishes and find it adds that little bit of something extra to a dish.
I rarely make rice and when I do, it's usually Uncle Ben's quick cooking rice in a bag. Pasta or potatoes are my family's preferred starches but I do enjoy eating it. Cooking it, not so much. I bought jasmine rice from the bins at the co-op and made sure to rinse it throughly before cooking. I caught it just before it was about to stick and ultimately, scorch. The rice was fluffy and cooked perfectly so I'm sold on Dorie's technique.
My daughter and I both grabbed a bit as soon as I plated it up and our first reaction was 'mmmm, yummy.' After a couple more bites my daughter decided she did not care for the cardamom seeds and I felt the flavor was a bit strong as well. I used cardamom pods in another dish I made that evening and we both noticed the cardamom flavor was strong there as well so maybe I just picked up some really potent pods. I thought the lemon zest was lovely in the rice. So this one was a hit for the cooking method, but a miss on the overall flavor for us.
I do plan on cooking rice more often using this quick recipe!