Jeera Basmati <a href="">Rice</a> is the one of most commonly made rice dish in Indian cuisine and is an excellent accompaniment to most curries.
Serves: 4 people | Prep : 30 mins | Cooking : 15 mins

Health Hack: Jeera (Cumin) provides a good boost of calcium and iron along with anti-oxidant benefits. Basmati long grain rice has a low Glycemic index and it’s easier on the gut.
Fresh Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 250 gms
  • Onion - 1 medium, thinly sliced
  • Water – 550 mls
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Vegetable Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Salt – To taste

Step 1

To make sure you get fluffy rice, wash it in at least 3-4 changes of cold water, then leave to soak for about 30 minutes in fresh cold water.

Step 2

Heat oil in a wide bottom pan. Then add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Allow them to sizzle for about 20 seconds.

Step 3

Then add the sliced onions and cook until translucent over moderate heat.

Step 4

Once the onions are cooked, add rice drained from the water and also add salt at this stage.

Step 5

Mix the onion, spices, and rice all together. Add water to cover the rice. Bring water to boil and keep on medium to high flame for 5-10 minutes. Once the water starts going down, cover the pan and let it simmer.

Step 6

Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until there is no water left at the bottom of the rice.

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