• 4 cups water
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 container (6 ounces) halal unflavored low-fat yogurt (Do not use Greek yogurt, as it is too thick. Use only low-fat yogurt.)

Step 1

Bring the water to a boil.

Step 2

Stir the rice into the boiling water, bring to a boil, and cover. Then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 3

When the rice is ready, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add canola oil.

Step 4

When the oil is hot, stir in the ginger, cumin, and jalapeño. Sauté for 30 seconds, then lower the heat on the skillet.

Step 5

Stir in the rice, cilantro, salt, and yogurt. Combine and cook for 1 minute.

Step 6

Serve the rice with roasted halal chicken, grilled salmon, or grilled halal lamb chops.