Tasty spices for brown rice

I’ve been eating bland, no taste food for my daily menu for health reason and also to maintain my weight of 44kg at 157cm (previously 57 – 58kg in 2008-2009). My food taste so bland sometimes i wish for Cheezels, croissant bread, cakes, burgers and many more delicious food.

Anyway, if i eat those “delicious food” everyday, i knew i’ll put on weight or even get sick. That’s why i came up with this “mix and match” of spices to enhance my brown rice flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp jintan manis (fennel)
  • 1 tsp jintan putih (cumin)
  • 1 tsp of thalipu (Indian spice)
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp of ketumbar seeds (coriander)
  • 1 piece of lawang (star anise)
  • 1/4 tsp of kayu manis(cinnamon)

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients and store inside fridge.
  2. Put 2 tbsp of ingredients when you boil rice.

Update: 13th October, 2011 – For my version 2 tasty spices I’ve added more ingredients; More than 1/2 cup of sesame seeds

  • 1 1/2 tsp jintan manis (fennel)
  • 1 1/2 tsp jintan putih (cumin)
  • 1 tsp of thalipu (Indian spice)
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp of ketumbar seeds (coriander)
  • 1 piece of lawang (star anise)
  • 1 tsp of kayu manis(cinnamon)
  • 4 pelaga (cardamon)
  • 4 cengkih (cloves)
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 30 piece raw chickpeas (used pestle and mortar to crush first then transfer to blender)