Baked Curried Rice

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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2 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon curry powder -- to taste
1 1/2 cups broth -- (or water)
2 sprigs parsley
1 piece bay leaf

Preparation / Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F. 2. Obtain casserole or heavy ovenproof saucepan with a close-fitting lid. 3. Over a burner on moderate heat, melt half the butter in the casserole and cook the onion and garlic, stirring constantly, until the onion is translucent. 4. Add the rice and stir until well-coated with butter. 5. Add the curry powder and stir until well-blended. 6. Add the broth and stir to make sure there are no lumps. 7. Add the parsley and bay leaf on top. 8. Cover and bake in the oven for 17 minutes (Franey says exactly 17 minutes, but basically "cook until done.") 9. Discard parsley and bay leaf, and stir in remaining butter. Notes: This basic recipe may be varied by modifying quantities (for example, less onion) or adding ingredients (for example, pine nuts or apple chunks). This is a slight modification of the "Riz a l'Indienne" from the 60-Minute Gourmet (Pierre Franey). It's more French than Indian, and goes well with, say, sauté in crea

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