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Basmati Rice

This recipe is very easy to make and tastes like the basmati rice I've had at Indian restaurants. if you have a rice cooker, it's even easier! Just mix in the peas, cumin seeds, and some salt after the rice is done cooking. You could serve this up with the Aloo Saag (Potatoes in Spiced Spinach Sauce) that I posted recently.

smaller photo of basmatic rice

Basmati Rice
By: Kristine Weatherly

1 3/4 cups water
1 cup basmati rice
1/4 cup frozen green peas
1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. When rice is cooked, stir in peas and cumin. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Add some salt!

bigger photo of basmatic rice

Recipe from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/basmati-rice/detail.aspx

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Perfect icon for that comment. :)

I love it when a recipe is easy and tastes good :-)

Toasting the cumin really improves the flavor IMO.

oh yeah, you'd want to do this, I think.

ooh...good idea. Thanks for the tip!

We had Indian food the other night. We noticed a clover in the rice, along with, I think, a cardamom pod. (Lemme check Google... yep, cardamom pods.)

Oh my yes....I remember accidentally biting into a cardamom pod. Yuck!

I make this a bit actually, I cook my rice with tumeric though to give it a yellow colour and light flavour, and add peas and sometimes corn and carrots! With some simple sauce, it makes a really good dish :3

I could definitely use more ideas on using up turmeric. How much turmeric do you add?

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