Baharat-Scented Rice


2 green onions, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup brown rice
2 cups water
1 tsp Baharat
1/2 carrot, grated
Kosher Salt to taste


In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, add the onion and garlic and saute, stirring occasionally until onions are becoming translucent, about 10 min. Add the brown rice and stir to combine. Cook for a few minutes more, stirring occasionally, until the rice is lightly golden. Add the water and baharat, and turn heat up to high to bring water to a boil. Stir once, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook rice mixture, covered, for about 45 – 50 minutes, or until rice is tender. Ten minutes before the cooking time is done, stir in the grated carrot and season with a little salt. Remove saucepan from heat, and allow dish to sit, covered, for about 5 additional minutes so that remaining liquid is absorbed. Serve immediately.