Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a great recipe that I found on, 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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the rice in luke warm water, drain completely and let it sit.
  2. Heat the ghee or oil on medium heat, add the bay leaves and cumin seeds and saute for a minute.
  3. Add the rice and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Now add the hot water and the salt. Boil until almost all the water has evaporated.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve! If you would like, add a dollop of butter to the top.


Most Helpful

Yummy! Used some chicken broth and some water. Lovely flavor with the chicken tikka.

Chef Coirier March 08, 2010

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.

laugh2survive September 09, 2009

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.

melindacobb May 25, 2009

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