Fragrant Cumin Basmati Rice

White Basmati Rice seems to be a staple rice dish available at restaurants. We get at restaurants that will most likely be seasoned with cumin seeds and garnished with cilantro. It is plain rice, and there are many ways to make it. I suggest cooking the rice separately and adding it to the seasoning.

Making this dish with leftover rice (rice cooked on the previous day) will result in fluffy rice.

Serves: 3-4


1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 cup white basmati rice, pre-cooked (see my recipe for how to cook white basmati rice), preferably cooked a day before
1 tablespoon ghee
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup frozen green peas


Heat a 3 qt saute pan over medium heat.
When the pan is hot, add ghee and allow ghee to melt. Add cumin seeds and saute for a minute. Add salt.
Add rice and toss, making sure that the seasoning is being applied thoroughly to the grains of rice and try not to break the grains of rice.
Let the rice sit for a minute, and repeat the process one more time. Add green peas, and toss. Serve.

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