Jeera Chawal (Cumin Rice)
1/2 Tbspvegetable oil
1/2 tspcumin seeds
1 stickcinnamon (1 1/2-inch piece)
1/2 smallyellow onion, peeled and diced
1 cbasmati rice, uncooked
How to Make Jeera Chawal (Cumin Rice)
- In a heavy 2-3 quart pot, heat oil over medium-high heat add cumin seeds, clove, cardamom and cinnamon and cook 40 seconds, until cumin begins to sizzle.
- Add onion and saute, stirring, for 2 minutes, until onion begins to soften and brown slightly. Add rice and salt and saute 1 minute, stirring to keep rice from sticking. Add water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and simmer for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, fully covered, for at least 5 minutes.
- Remove whole spices and fluff rice with fork. Serve.