Wanted Indian recipe for rice...

United States
January 18, 2007 2:39pm CST
My husband loves Indian food, and I also love their basmati or saffron rice. It smells so good. You can buy those ready to make packets at the store, but I want to try to cook it the classic way, in a pot. Any suggestion how to do it?
3 responses
@mvpetri (36)
• Brazil
11 Oct 08
I ike this one: Ingredients: Serves: 4-5 1 1/2 cups long grain rice 1 tablespoon ghee 4 whole cloves 1 small cinnamon stick 3 or 4 cardamom pods, bruised 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 1/2cups shelled green peas and diced carrots 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 1/4 cups hot water Wash the rice well and leave to soak in cold water for 30 minutes, then drain well. Heat the ghee in a heavy saucepan and fry the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom pods and cumin seeds, for 1 minute. Add turmeric and rice and stir over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add peas/carrots, salt and hot water. Bring quickly to the boil, then turn heat very low, cover with a well-fitting lid and cook for 25-30 minutes without lifting lid or stirring. Uncover at end of cooking time to allow steam to escape for about 3 minutes. Remove whole spices, fork rice grains lightly and serve hot with meat or vegetable curries.
• Brazil
11 Oct 08
this is not so good for me, i don't like coconut milk, but... 2 1/2 cups long grain rice 2 tablespoons ghee 2 medium onions, finely sliced - Spices - 10 curry leaves 10 whole black peppercorns 1 small stick cinnamon 6 cardamom pods, bruised 6 whole cloves a few cashew nuts 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 4 cups coconut milk 2 1/2 teaspoons salt Garnish: 1/2 cup fried cashew nuts Wash rice and drain for at least 30 minutes. Heat the ghee in a heavy saucepan and fry the onions, curry leaves and whole spices, cashew nuts, stirring frequently, until the onions are golden. Add the turmeric and the rice and fry, stirring, until the rice is coated with the ghee, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the coconut milk and salt, stir and bring to the boil, then cover with a well-fitting lid, turn heat very low and cook for 25 minutes or until the coconut milk is absorbed.
@mamatika (225)
• Australia
4 Feb 07
2cup basmati rice, was them 2tmes, put water then live it for 15 mnt. dry the rice put water about 2 fingger line from the top of the rice. add some. curry poder. star anis, cadome, clove, cinamon. cokk them for 10 mnt with high fire stove. then nother 5 mnt with low fire stove. enjoy your basmati rice.
• Israel
23 Dec 08
Most non Asians can't measure water with their finger. We need a measuring cup.
@filchi (291)
• Netherlands
31 Jan 07
You try to find some recipes fr the web, i do whenever i want to try something, luckily it always turns out good, but when i do find what you are looking for fr the web, i will email it to you.
@filchi (291)
• Netherlands
31 Jan 07
here is the web and there is a picture too...try, i love their rice also...www.allrecipes.com/recipe/indian-style-basmati-rice/detail.aspx?rss=3 or just simpley log on to www.allrecipes.com