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Monday, January 30, 2012

Flavored Rice

A simple flavored rice, really smells very good and good to eat with any nice gravy, curry or korma. It went along very well with the shrimp curry.

Ingredients:

Basmati rice 4 cups
Ghee 2 tbsp
Cinnamon 3-4 sticks
Star anise 2-3
Clove 4-5
Bay leaf 2
Cardamom 2
Mint leaves from 2-3 strands
Coriander leaves 
Green chilly 4
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lime juice few drops

Preparation:

1) Wash and sock the rice in water for 30 mins.
2) Drain water and fry the rice in 1 tbsp ghee for a few mins and set aside. 
3) Add 8 cups water to the pressure cooker or rice cooker and add all the items leaving rice and Garam masala. 
4) Once water starts boiling add the rice, Garam masala powder and lime juice and let it cook for three whistles on pressure cooker or until done in a rice cooker.

This rice is simple & flavored and can be served with any spicy curry dishes.