Cumin Basmati Rice


Michelle served the Coconut Lentil Curry with Cumin Basmati Rice in the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club.

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This is another recipe from Vij’s Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine by Vikram vij & Meeru Dhalwala.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups basmati rice (we used Jasmin rice as this is the rice available  in the kitchen pantry)
  • 3 cups cold water for soaking
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (ir canola oil)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 3 3/4 cups water for cooking

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Source: Vij’s Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine by Vikram vij & Meeru Dhalwala


Instructions

cumin-Basmati-Rice-07Wash basmati rice twice in cold water. soak rice in 3 cups cold water for 15 minutes.
Cumin-Basmati-Rice-02Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium pot for 1 minute on medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds, stir and allow to sizzle for about 30 seconds.
Cumin-Basmati-Rice-03Add onions and saute for 4 to 5 minutes, or just until edges are brown. Turn off heat.
Cumin-Basmati-Rice-04Drain the rice as much as possible. Add rice to the onions. Stir well to combine.
Cumin-Basmati-Rice-05Add water.

Turn on heat to high and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, lower the heat to just a simmer, cover the pot and cook for 18 to 20 minutes.

Take off lid, fluff with fork and serve.

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