Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a great recipe that I found on cuisinecuisine.com, a website devoted to Indian culture and cuisine. I have been pairing this rice with a curry dish (most recently with Thai Red Curry With Vegetables, Thai Red Curry with Vegetables). I would love to hear what other 'zaar members pair it with! Happy Eating!
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 3 tablespoons ghee or 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups hot water
- Wash the rice in luke warm water, drain completely and let it sit.
- Heat the ghee or oil on medium heat, add the bay leaves and cumin seeds and saute for a minute.
- Add the rice and saute for a few minutes.
- Now add the hot water and the salt. Boil until almost all the water has evaporated.
- Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for another 10 minutes or so - stir often and make sure that it doesn't start to stick to bottom of saucepan.
- When there is a tiny amount of extra water left in the rice, remove from heat and let the rice sit for a minute. The extra should evaporate as the rice cools a bit.
- Serve! If you would like, add a dollop of butter to the top.
Yummy! Used some chicken broth and some water. Lovely flavor with the chicken tikka.
Delicious! Perfect with Chicken Tikka Masala 25587. It soaks up the sauce nicely but is excellant on it's own as well! The kids and adults loved it.
I was looking for a recipe to try my homemade ghee with and this was an excellent choice. It is very tasty and easy to prepare. I paired it with salmon and my family said it was like eating at a fancy restaraunt.