Simple Basmati rice infused with flavours from star anise and cloves!
Serves: 4 people | Prep : 30 mins | Cooking : 15 mins

Health Hack: Rice is a good source of slow releasing protein and it is also low in fat and gluten.
Fresh Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 250 gms
  • Water - 550mls
  • Star Anise - 1
  • Cloves - 3-4
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

Step 1

Wash rice in at least 3-4 changes of cold water and then leave to soak for about 30 minutes in fresh cold water.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and then add whole spices. Allow them to sizzle for about 20 seconds.

Step 3

Add drained rice to the pan and also add salt at this stage.

Step 4

Mix the spices and rice all together. Add water to cover the rice, bring to a boil and keep on medium to high flame for 5-7 minutes.

Step 5

Once the water starts reducing and you start to see rice, cover the pan with a lid.

Step 6

Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until cooked

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