Basmati Rice with Vegetables

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Rhonda Scheurer

Very flavorful Indian rice.

Top Review by mikentara

This rice is phenomenal! Fragrant and flavorful. The recipe makes a gigantic batch -- 1/3-batch would still leave the 2 of us with leftovers! We use 1 teaspoon of salt instead of 2, and only 1/4 of a regular-sized onion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter and saute onion until translucent.
  2. Add cloves, cardamom pods, bay leaves, peppercorns, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
  3. Saute two to three minutes.
  4. Add rice, water, salt, saffron and peas.
  5. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Cook with lid on for 20 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat and let sit for five minutes with lid on.
  8. Fluff with fork before serving.

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