Sunday, May 4, 2014

Seven Spice Brown Butter Rice

Here is a simple and tasty side dish for you to try.  Don’t be scared because you see the word butter in the title and whatever you do don’t try to substitute that food like item, that is one molecule away from plastic (aka margarine) you may have in your fridge.  Personally I never liked the taste of margarine and for the most part have always used butter.  There was a short period of time where I did buy into the advertising and used olive oil Becel but it was short lived. 

Butter is a real food that your body knows what to do with and it isn’t the villain it has been made out to be. Grass fed and organic is the best choice because it contains more Omega 3 fats, vitamins (A,E, K2) and antioxidants.  I remember growing up my nanny making butter, from the milk that came from their cows that were milked by hand.  You can’t get more real or organic than that! 

Lets face it butter just tastes better and brown butter, well you just can’t go wrong.


  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (or more if you like curry)
  • 3/4 tsp 7 spice
  • 1 - 2 cups organic spinach, chopped
  • 3 – 4 tbsp butter

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Rinse rice and cook according to package instructions.  In a skillet over medium heat melt butter cook till it is a medium brown colour.  Be careful though once it gets there it will burn quickly.  Turn the heat down a little bit and add the curry and seven spice.  Stir for a few seconds to let the heat bring out the flavour of the spices.  Add the rice and chopped spinach, stir to combine. 


~~  Jackie