Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

An ideal side dish to any indian meal

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash rice in several changes of water and soak for 30 minutes Bring a litre of water to the boil drain the rice and add with the rest of the ingredients for the rice boil for 5 - 8 minutes The rice should still have a little bite.
  2. Drain rice and keep warm, seasonings can be removed or left in .
  3. Heat the oil in the pan and fry the onion for 5 - 10 mins until crispy. Remove and drain.
  4. Serve rice topped with onions and coriander.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe for an indian style rice. I used 1 1/2 cups basmati rice to 3 cups water, and cooked it in a rice maker. I also sprinkled 1 tsp turmeric over the rice before cooking, which turned the rice a beautiful yellow colour.I will make this again and again. Thanks for posting it.

ChefDebs September 20, 2006

I'm a kitchen newbie, but I attempted this and WHOA did it turn out excellent! Bonus, our house smelled a bit like a really good Indian restaurant for a day! :)

Chef Grapestem November 17, 2006