You are here: Home » Recipes » Somali Bantu Rice Somali Bantu Rice Recipe by Our Cookbook CollectionKitchen Tested Yield 5 servings Flavored with cilantro and cardamom, this rice is a great side for chicken or beef. Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail You might want to remove the cardamom pods from the rice after cooking, especially if you’re serving this to kids. Ingredients 1 tablespoon sesame oil2 tablespoons chopped red onion2 green cardamom pods1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds2 cups uncooked jasmine rice3 1/2 cups boiling water2 chicken bouillon cubes1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, finely chopped Instructions Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Add red onion, cardamom pods and cumin seeds. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes. Add rice and stir to combine. Add boiling water, bouillon cubes and garlic; stir. Cover and cook over low heat until rice is done, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more water if necessary. When rice is done, remove from heat and stir in cilantro before serving. Recipe adapted with permission from Making West Home in Idaho: Stories and Recipes from Boise’s Refugee Community (Western Folklife Center, 2010).