Basmati Jeera Rice Recipe

Basmati Jeera Rice Recipe

Preparation Time : 5 Minutes

Total Time: 20 Minutes

  • Serving Amount :2

Ingredients

1 Cup Basmati Rice
2 Cups Water
¼ Tspn salt (to taste)
2 Tbsp Ghee (or olive oil)
1 Tspn Cumin Seeds
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tbsp Chopped parsley (optional)

How to Do

Is there anything better than some warm, fluffy spiced rice? Our basmati jeera rice, aka cumin rice, is made with basmati rice and a handful of bold spices such as cumin and bay leaves. It's the perfect pairing for your curries, like Butter Chicken, Tikka Masala and Chana Chole!

Utensils: pot, pan

Directions:

 

STEP 1:

Thoroughly rinse the basmati rice to remove starch and to ensure the grains separate when cooked.

 

STEP 2:

Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil and add in the rinsed rice and salt.

 

STEP 3:

Then cover the pot, reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the rice is tender and all the water has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork. 

 

STEP 4:

In a separate pan, add the ghee (or olive oil) along with the whole cumin seeds and bay leaves. Cook for about a minute on medium-high heat, until the cumin seeds are crackling. This process of cooking spices in ghee is called "tadka" in Hindi, or tempering.

 

STEP 5:

Turn off the heat and pour the hot mixture over the prepared rice. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on top (optional). Serve hot. Remember to remove the bay leaves before serving.

 



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