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Basmati Rice

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  • 25min

About this recipe: Growing tired of takeaways? Make your own basmati to go with a spicy homemade curry.

Kristine Weatherly

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 400ml (14 fl oz) water
  • 200g (7 oz) basmati rice
  • 50g (2 oz) frozen garden peas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Method
Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a saucepan, combine water and rice, and bring to the boil. Stir well, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. When rice is cooked, stir in peas and cumin. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Tip:

For authentic Indian-style rice, wash the rice before cooking to get rid of some of the starch. Put rice in a bowl and mix vigorously with water, then drain. Repeat this process five to seven times. Your rice will turn out fluffier and less starchy this way!

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Reviews (7)

MAGGIE MCGUIRE
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Consider dry-frying the cumin seeds in a cast iron frying pan for several minutes before adding to the rice. When you hear them "pop" they are ready. Heat the peas before adding to rice. - 15 Sep 2008

Pholt
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3

had this with jerk salmon fillets yum yum - 21 Jul 2011

Michelle M
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2

Just like the restaurants serve in Saudi Arabia =-) More authentic than other recipes I've seen. - 15 Sep 2008

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