JEERA BASMATI RICE

JEERA BASMATI RICE
Nidhi
by Nidhi
Jeera Basmati Rice 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

Spices

  • Cumin seeds - ½ tbsp.
  • Bay leaves - 2.
  • Vegetable Oil - 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – To taste

Cooking Instructions

  • 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.
  • Heat oil in a wide bottom pan. Then add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Allow them to sizzle for about 20 seconds.
  • Then add the sliced onions and cook until translucent over moderate heat.
  • Once the onions are cooked, add rice drained from the water and also add salt at this stage.
  • 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 5-10mins. Once the water starts going down, cover the pan and let it simmer.
  • Simmer for 5-10mins or until there is no water left at the bottom of the rice.

Nutritional Info

Nutrition
Per Serving
Per 100 g
Energy (kcal)
262
204
Energy (kJ)
1,096
853
Carbs (g)
44.7
36.5
Protein (g)
5
3.9
Fat (g)
6.3
4.3
Sat. Fat (%)
0.6
0
Salt (g)
1.6
1.0
Fiber (g)
2.5
1.8

Handy Kitchen Tips

Washing and soaking the rice in cold water is very important as the grains of the rice soften and don’t stick to each other while cooking which is the true mark of a well-made rice dish.
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