Cumin Brown Rice With Raisins

Course : Rice
Serves: 4
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1 medium onion -- finely sliced
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
1 1/2 cups lightly seasoned chicken stock or water
1 piece cinnamon stick (2 inch)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons raisins or currants

Preparation / Directions:

In a 2-quart saucepan, simmer onion in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onions are transparent. Add cumin and stir for 30 seconds. Add rice, stock, cinnamon stick, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 40 minutes. Remove cover and stir in raisins. Cook 10 to 15 minutes longer without cover to evaporate liquid. 4 to 6 servings.

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