Indian Basmati Rice Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
Indian basmati rice is an aromatic side dish that pairs well with any lentil or curry dish. Basmati rice has a beautiful flavor because of its aging process and interestingly, the least sticky rice.
Side Dish
Indian
10
ingredients
5
steps
30
minutes
Hailing from Queens, New York by way of India, Chef Raina has a variety of culinary experiences with a special emphasis on cooking classes, having taught more than 100 cooking classes since 2020 alone. She and her husband run their own catering business and love creating new recipes with colorful seasonal ingredients and a hint of Indian herbs. Her goal is to educate, entertain and connect people through fun culinary experiences.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
Ingredient
1 cup(s)
basmati rice
2 cup(s)
water
1
star anise
1
bay leaf
5
cloves
1 tsp
ground turmeric
2 tblsp
green peas
1 tblsp
salt
1 tsp
sugar
1 tsp
cumin seeds

Directions 5 steps | 30 Minutes

Step 1

Place the basmati rice in a bowl and thoroughly rinse the rice three times.

Step 2

In a medium pot, add the rice, water, cloves, star anise, bay leaf, green peas, salt, ground turmeric, sugar and cumin seeds. 

Step 3

Turn the heat to medium and cook, uncovered for 20 minutes. (See notes 1.)

Step 4

Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 5 minutes. 

Step 5

Fluff and serve with curry, lentils, yogurt or pickles. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. Cooking time may vary. The rice may cook faster or slower depending on the size of the pot. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
367
FAT
1.2 g
PROTEIN
7.6 g
CARBS
79.8 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

22 Jul 2022

Love the amount of flavor in this simple dish.

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Sam N.

Sam

21 Jul 2022

I love rice and I LOVE Indian basmati rice. Very nice recipe!!

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