a little of each

A family's cookbook

Indian Rice March 29, 2013

Filed under: Pasta and Grains — alittlemoreofeach @ 11:55 am
Tags: , ,


This fluffy, aromatic rice  is wonderful as an accompaniment or foundation to Tandoori chicken, chicken curry, Nana’s Indonesian ginger chicken, or even with spoonfuls of lentil soup ladeled over it – an Indian version of black beans and rice.



2 Tbl oil

2-3 cloves of garlic, minced or 1 shallot, minced

1 Tbl grated fresh ginger

1 cup uncooked Basmati rice

1 ½ cups water

½ tsp cinnamon

pinch of turmeric



Heat oil in a medium pot. When hot, add garlic and ginger and cook for a few minutes, until they are soft and aromatic. Add uncooked rice and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add water, cinnamon and turmeric. Stir. Cover pot, reduce heat to medium-low and leave until all water is absorbed.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s