Indian food staple – Rice.
There are different types of rice and different methods to make it.
I want to give you a simple recipe. The simplest way to cook rice is
take one part of rice and two parts water add few drops of oil and salt
to taste. let it boil on high and then lower the heat. Cover and let it
simmer till the water has been absorbed.Serve with any gravy and enjoy.
But you have to remember that different kinds of rice require different
quantity of water.Read the instructions on the rice packet.
And if you are willing to put in some more effort, here’s another recipe.
This is how I like it.
Serves 3-4 people.
Of course accompanied with some chicken in gravy or lentil soup or even tomato soup.
Basmati rice – 1 cup
water – 2 cups
1/2 of a small red onion, sliced
cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
1/2 inch piece of cinnamon
2 medium sized dried bay leaves
1 tablespoon clarified butter(better known as ghee)
Salt to taste.
You can use butter instead of ghee or olive oil can be a healthy choice.If you use oil just 2 tsp will do.
1) Wash and soak the rice 10 minutes to half hour.
2)Slice the red onion and gather your ingredients.
3)In a pan heat the ghee/butter/oil, add cumin seeds, bay leaves and cinnamon.
4)When the seeds turn dark brown, add onions and fry till they turn pink.
5)Strain the rice and add to the onions and roast them for a minute.
6)Add the 2 cups of water and salt to taste.
7)On a medium flame, let the rice come to a full boil.
8)Now lower the heat, cover partially and let the water get absorbed completely,
the rice is now ready to eat.
Note:You can add add frozen peas/diced carrots/diced potatoes(sliced green chillies too if you like a bite to your food) to make it a simple pulao or more nutritious for kids.