February 25th, 2010
I know another recipe for making rice. But go on try this recipe, and you will thank me (and Aunty Sara; yup another of her recipes) later.
Hey did you know, that Basmati (from India) is the most popular variety of rice (its fragrance, long grain, light flavor). Its perfect!
I have another recipe for jeera rice on this blog, but I like this one better, because of its cooking style.
So here you go.
Basmati Rice (3 cups for 6 people)
Water (6 cups)
whole spices: 1 big brown cardamom, 1-2 inch cinnamon stick, cumin 1 1/2 tsp
3 tbsp oil
First wash (1 time thoroughly) and soak the rice in the water for about 15 – 30 mins.Â In a large pot, heat the oil, then drop the cumin seeds in it (tip: before you put cumin, rub the cumin in between your palms, you will smell the fragrance immediately). Add the cinnamon and cardamom to this. Let it sizzle for about 1/2 minute. Then add the onion, and fry till brown. Then add the water to this (thats why we need a large pot).
Let this come to a boil. You will notice the color changing to pink brownish. Now drain the water and add the rice to this.The rice will take the pinkish color…so pretty…so festive!
Option 1: You may cook the rice in the large pot. or…
Option 2: Put this in the rice cooker, and then you don’t have to baby it. I like this way better. I can do other things and not bother about rice getting burnt etc.
Done! Serve with chicken curry, some vegetables, etc… yumm…