Long Grain Basmati Rice

How to Make Indian Style Rice

This rice is meant to be paired up with a meat slathered in curry sauce. It uses basmati rice, which is a longer grain rice, but really, you could substitute whatever you’d like. This recipe helps you make Indian style rice for use with curry recipes.

Ingredients for Indian Style Rice

Basmati rice, as already mentioned. Also, you’ll need a cinnamon stick, cloves, cumin seed, salt, and a small onion. Once again, you can use your own favorite cooking oil, but either vegetable or sunflower oil is recommended.

Long Grain Basmati Rice

Preparing Indian Style Rice

As with most non-instant rice solutions, you’ll want to soak the rice in water before cooking. So take about a cup and a half of rice and put it in a bowl. Add enough water to cover the rice. Leave for about twenty minutes.

While you’re waiting, chop your onion, break up about two inches cinnamon stick, and chop two cloves. And then maybe sign up for the How to Cook Hero twitter feed.

Once that’s all done, add two tablespoons of your oil to a large pot or saucepan. Bring to medium heat.

Once heated, you can now add your cinnamon, cloves, and about a tablespoon of cumin seed.  Cook this and stir it about for a minute.

And then add your chopped onion. Continue stirring and cook until the onion is golden.

Now, drain the water from your rice and add to the pan. Cook and stir the rice until it starts to toast. Once it begins toasting you can add two and a half cups of water and a teaspoon or so of salt.

Cover your pan and reduce the heat to low. Now continue simmering until the rice has absorbed all the water. This may take about fifteen to twenty minutes.

Tips for Making Rice

After cooking, let the rice sit for about five minutes before disturbing it. This will help ensure all the water is fully absorbed.

Fluff with a fork before serving.

For a complete meal, cook some chicken breast, add homemade curry sauce, and serve over a bed of this rice.

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