Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Basmati Rice Indian Style

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Whenever I cook an Indian dish I always end up preparing this Indian style basmati rice. The result is very aromatic and lovely to mix with the creamy Indian curries.

Serves 6


  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick (2 inch)
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • Place rice into a bowl with enough water to cover. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes. DO NOT skip this step, its very important.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot or saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, and cumin seed.
  • Cook and stir for about a minute, then add the onion to the pot.
  • Saute the onion until a rich golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the rice, and stir into the pot.
  • Cook and stir the rice for a few minutes, until lightly toasted.
  • Add salt and water to the pot, and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.
  • Remove the pods, cloves, cinnamon stick before serving.
Recipe Origin: Basmati rice

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