Ground Onion Powder Onion Granules
Onions are tiny vegetables but they offer a great addition to almost all the foods we know. However, they can be at times messy and might consume so much of your time chopping them. The granulated onions are also known as powdered onions at other times. The granulated onion powder is made from the onion bulbs rather than the onion leaves. This is because the flavour and odour is more concentrated at the bulbs.
Normally, the onions are chopped, dried then ground to form a fine powder that will make a great addition to salad dressings or dips. In this form, the onion powder does not need further cooking. At other times though, the dried onion granules are a great replacement for freshly chopped onions when making meals. This is mostly when smooth textured foods are required.
For the finicky eaters, this is a good serving option because they won’t see the pieces of onions in their food. The super trick is to always give the onion powder sometime in the cooked food for the flavours in it to open up and meld with the food. You may also want to stir your food in order to distribute the flavour equally in the food.
The dried onion granules can be added to dishes like canned, packaged foods, spice blends and frozen foods. The granulated onion will do better in meals that need more thickness and bulk then the powdered one.
Delicious Onion Basmati Rice Recipe
- 1 cup Basmati rice
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 2 green onions
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1.5 tsp minced garlic
- salt to taste
- Wash the rice and soak for 20 minutes to remove starch.
- Heat oil and add onions. Saute until golden brown.
- Add rice and let it steam for a few minutes.
- Pour in the water and bring to boil.
- When the water is almost gone, add peas and stir.
- Cover and cook until ready.
- Serve hot.
Ingredients: 100% onion