Basmati Rice - Indian Style Recipe

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Basmati Rice - Indian Style
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  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (2 inch)
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  1. Place rice into a bowl with enough water to cover. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes. DO NOT skip this step, its very important.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pot or saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, and cumin seed.
  4. Cook and stir for about a minute, then add the onion to the pot.
  5. Saute the onion until a rich golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  6. Drain the water from the rice, and stir into the pot.
  7. Cook and stir the rice for a few minutes, until lightly toasted.
  8. Add salt and water to the pot, and bring to a boil.
  9. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed.
  10. Let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.
  11. Remove the pods, cloves, cinnamon stick before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 151.01 Kcal (632 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.34g 8%
Sodium 391.7mg 16%
Potassium 55.7mg 1%
Total Carbs 25.15g 8%
Sugars 0.49g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.93g 4%
Protein 2.07g 4%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Iron 24.3mg 135%
Calcium 22.1mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 85.75 Kcal (359 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.04g 8%
Sodium 222.43mg 16%
Potassium 31.63mg 1%
Total Carbs 14.28g 8%
Sugars 0.28g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.53g 4%
Protein 1.18g 4%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Iron 13.8mg 135%
Calcium 12.6mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.3
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

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