Caraway, also known as meridian fennel and Persian cumin, is native to western Asia, Europe and northern Africa. This seed has flavors similar to fennel and is used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. In India, it is added to many dishes, including curries and rice dishes. In Europe, it is often added to bread and pastries.
To kick up your next rice dish, add 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds to 1 cup rice and allow to cook together until rice is finished.
Caraway has a long history in tradition Chinese medicine and it could help with intestinal issues and auto-immune problems.