2 cups basmati rice, or long white rice soaked in water for 20 minutes
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons ghee or oil, i used 1 1/2 teaspoons ghee and 1/2 teaspoon oil
2-3 green chilies, slit lengthwise
1/2 cup onion, diced
Whole garam masala 1 inch cinnamon stick, 1/2 mace, 3 green cardamom, and 4 cloves
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
4 cups water
Wash Basmati rice and soak in freshwater for 20 minutes. Drain the water.
Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker bottom. Throw whole garam masala spices, cumin seeds, and bay leaf. Saute them on low fire for 20 seconds or until the cumin crackle.
Add diced onion and slit green chilies. Saute till onion turns golden. Add soaked Basmati rice. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add 4 cups of water and salt. Let the mix boil for 2-3 minutes.
Close the cooker with the lid. Place cooker weight. Cook on medium-high fire until one whistle. Open it when the pressure releases completely.
Puff the rice with a fork. Gently mix. Transfer cumin rice to a serving bowl.
Awesome cumin rice is ready to serve!! Serve it hot with pickle, yogurt, tomato sauce or with a spicy side dish. I served it with paneer makhani.
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Serving size: 1
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 15 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 114 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change
depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been
professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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