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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Favorite Version of Jeera Rice

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Serves: 4

1 cup Basmati rice
1.5-2 cups of water
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp turmeric or saffron coloring
1 tsp coconut oil or Earth Balance butter
1/4 cup chopped mint (optional)
1 tbs minced fried onion (optional)
1 green chili, minced (optional)


Soak your rice for 30 minutes, then drain. In a rice pot, heat your oil and toast your cumin seeds over medium heat. Add your green chilis and mint. Stir and add warm water. When boiling, add salt and rice. Cover for 10 minutes on a low heat. Add onion, coriander, turmeric or saffron, and coconut oil or vegan butter. Stir and cook on high (uncovered) until the liquid is mostly absorbed. Enjoy :)