Posted by: Jonjon | March 24, 2009

Rice – Basmati Rice 2 9/10

Rice – Basmati Rice 2 9/10

March 24 2009


* 1/2 cup basmati rice
* 1 tablespoons butter
* 1/4 medium-size onion, chopped
* 1/4 clove garlic, minced
* 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
* 1/4 salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
* 1 cup vegetable broth


Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium stove-to-oven pot melt butter over medium heat.
Add chopped onions, garlic and garam masala and cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring until onions are softened.
Add rice and stir until well coated.
Add vegetable stock, salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil.
Cover and bake in the oven until the rice is tender and the stock is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Let stand, covered for 5 minutes before serving.

I think I know how to cook rice now. Before I used the smallest pan possible, and my rice would always come out soggy. Now I know. What you need is a bigger pan, so the water above the rice can evaporate around 10 minutes, and then later you just let the rice simmer for the next 15 minutes. Then you just fluff them up to get the wet parts up to the top to get it completely dry. The taste of the vegetable broth evaporated away in the end, leaving the rice flavored with a fragrant salty flavor. I used white basamati. Next time I’m just going to use the normal basmati without any flavors and see what it tastes like.


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