Indian Style Basmati Rice Recipe

Indian Style Basmati Rice Recipes

  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins 


Original recipe makes 6 servings
  •  1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  1 (2 inch) piece cinnamon stick
  •  2 pods green cardamom
  •  2 whole cloves
  •  1 tablespoon cumin seed
  •  1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  •  2 1/2 cups water
  •  1 small onion, thinly sliced

  1. Place rice into a bowl with enough water to cover. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot or saucepan over medium heat. Add the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, and cumin seed. Cook and stir for about a minute, then add the onion to the pot. Saute the onion until a rich golden brown, about 10 minutes. Drain the water from the rice, and stir into the pot. Cook and stir the rice for a few minutes, until lightly toasted. Add salt and water to the pot, and bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.

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