Video: Cardamom from Spices of Life
Here’s another quick video bite from Nina Simonds and
Spices of Life. This week it’s all about cardamom – the Queen of Spices! Learn the difference between green and black cardamom, and more! We love the smoky fragrance of cardamom. Read on for a link to a recipe for Steamed Cardamom Rice…
Cardamom, one of the most important Indian spices, is often called the Queen of spices. Try smashing it and breathe in the fragrant perfume!! In ancient times it was chewed by the Moghul emperors of India as a breath freshener and it’s still used for that purpose today. Asians also believe it has digestive properties and Indian doctors prescribe it for stomach disorders. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.
Go to the Spices of Life recipe section for a delicious and easy recipe for Cardamom Steamed Rice. It’s also excellent in sweet breads, perfect for Easter. Buy it whole and try ordering it from our friends at The Spice House, a WONDERFUL source of fresh herbs.
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Originally published Feb 22, 2008