Bariis faha fah, in another words Somali style rice cooked with broth. This rice is so rich in flavor, it stars with the spices that give the rice a pleasant aroma that fill the whole room and then combined with home made stock which gives a rich taste. It can be eaten on its own or it could be accompanied with stews, or vegetable dishes.
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 3 cups of stock
- 2 garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 whole cardamom pods
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 5 black peppercorns
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- Rinse the rice well in cold water until most of the starch is removed.
- Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat, sauté the onions until brown.
- Season with salt, add peppercorns, garlic, cinnamon stick, cardamom and the cumin and cook for few more minutes.
- Add the drained rice and stir for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the stock and stir in and cover, bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat.
- Continue to cook gently on a low heat until the rice is tender about 10 to 15 minutes, you can add more to achieve desired consistency.
- Garnish with onions or raisin, sprinkle with some saffron powder.
- Gently fluff the rice with a fork and serve.