Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I always make this rice to go with Indian meals- dahl, or Awesome Sambhar. From the Kripalu cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except salt (see below) in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer, cover and let cook 15-20 minutes. If you want to do it the really Indian way, stir in the salt partway through. Personally I never add the salt, but you could probably just add it at the start.
  2. Check after 15 minute and let it continue to cook till the water's gone. If it starts to stick on the bottom don't worry; take it off the heat.
  3. Let the rice sit, mostly covered, for 7-10 minutes. This time will allow the rice to firm a litle, and none will be stuck to the pot.


Most Helpful

This was so delicious and good. I loved it alot and was a nice change from the usual. I did add the salt, though.

Studentchef May 26, 2010

Something different from the usual plain basmati rice that I make. I would recommend using the salt. I also added in a chopped garlic clove at the beginning of cooking. We ate this with dahl. (lentils.)

ummrabiah December 23, 2009

Nice side! I used ground cumin as dh prefers that to seeds in something like this. We found it did need salt and added accordingly. Thanks for a great rice side dish!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) May 24, 2008

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