FRAGRANT BASMATI RICE

FRAGRANT BASMATI RICE
Nidhi
by Nidhi
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

Spices

  • Star Anise -1
  • Cloves 3-4
  • Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Instructions

  • Wash rice in at least 3-4 changes of cold water and then leave to soak for about 30 minutes in fresh cold water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and then add whole spices. Allow them to sizzle for about 20 seconds.
  • Add drained rice to the pan and also add salt at this stage.
  • 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 5-7mins.
  • Once the water starts reducing and you start to see rice, cover the pan with a lid.
  • Simmer for 5-10 mins or until cooked.

Nutritional Info

Nutrition
Per Serving
Per 100 g
Energy (kcal)
244
192
Energy (kJ)
1,020
803.3
Carbs (g)
43
35.2
Protein (g)
4.4
3.6
Fat (g)
6.3
4.2
Sat. Fat (%)
0.7
0.4
Salt (g)
1.45
1.01
Fiber (g)
1.7
1.2

Handy Kitchen Tips

Perfect basmati rice is soft and fluffy with each grain being separate. Soaking rice in cold water for at least 30 mins ensures that rice cooks faster and the grains remain separate.
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