At $1.10 a serving, Indian Spicy Rice is an aromatic rice made with warm and nutty spices gaining its yellow color from the turmeric. A perfect side dish!
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Course: Rice Dish, Side Dish
Keyword: Indian Basmati Rice, Indian Spicy Rice
Cost: $1.10 a serving
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1 1/2cupsBasmati Brown Rice
2Cinnamon Sticks2 inch
8Green Cardamom Pods
½cupSweet Onionthinly sliced
Basmati Rice Preparation
Rinse the Basmati Brown Rice with water to remove the excess starch.
Place the rice into a medium-sized bowl with enough water to cover.
Set aside to soak for 30 minutes.
Indian Spicy Rice Instructions
Heat the Olive Oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Lower the heat and add the spices and bay leaves. Warm the spices for a minute to start releasing their flavors.
Add the onion and sauté until tender.
Drain the water from the Basmati Brown Rice and stir into the spice onion mixture.
Toast the rice for 1 minute to slightly brown.
Add salt and water bringing to a boil.
Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 40 minutes or longer is water is not absorbed.
Stir the rice to ensure the spices are distributed throughout the rice. Let stand, covered for 5 minutes.
Remove the cardamom pods, cloves, bay leaves and cinnamon stick before serving. The cumin seeds are fine to eat making a nice presentation.
Add to a serving bowl fluffing with a fork before serving.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
Cost per serving can vary based upon price of ingredients. Calories are approximate depending upon serving size and ingredients used.Tips
Indian Basmati Rice warmed over nicely and lasted for a few days. To reheat, add a little water and loosely cover before reheating in the microwave.
If using white Basmati Rice instead of brown rice, reduce the cooking time to 20-minutes or longer is water is not absorbed.
It is important to soak the Basmati Rice in water for 30-minutes. We soak the rice to absorb some of its water at room temperature. This allows the rice to preserve its flavor and reduces the cooking time. After 30-minutes drain the rice using fresh water when cooking the rice. Use When making Basmati Rice in an Instant Pot the step of soaking the rice is eliminated.