Perfect Basmati Rice

25 January 2015
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Tags: Recipes, Sides

Perfect Basmati Rice

Basmati rice is a staple in Pakistan and India. This rice is known for its fragrant and flavorful nature. If you are learning to cook rice then my suggestion will be to start with Basmati, it is easy and forgiving to cook. With the whole spices and fresh vegetables, this rice comes to life and creates one of the most flavorful side dishes

2 Cups uncooked Basmati rice
1 Tablespoon canola oil (can use olive oil if you prefer)
2 Cloves
1 Green Cardamom
1 4inch Cinnamon Stick
1/2 Cup green onions, chopped
1 Red pepper, chopped
1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric
Salt to taste

Rinse rice gently and drain the water. Heat oil in a pan, add the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Let it sizzle for a minute. Add green onions, red pepper and cilantro. sauté for a minute or so. Add rice, salt and turmeric. Add 3 cups of water. Let it come to a boil and then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve with any entree.  

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