Spiced Basmati Rice
(Serves 2 to 4)
200g uweigh Basmati Rice
3 tbsp Oil, sunflower or olive
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp uweigh Chilli flakes (or more if you like the heat)!
2 Cloves of garlic
½ tsp uweigh Garam masala
½ tsp uweigh Turmeric
1 tsp uweigh Salt
500ml uweigh Chicken or vegetable stock
Washing Rice; Wash in several changes of tap water and then pour water over rice and soak for half an hour. Drain in a sieve. This will remove the excess starch and help achieve fluffy rice.
Pour the oil to a large saucepan and heat gently. Add the onion and fry until soft and lightly brown.
Add the rice, garlic, spices and seasoning. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes so all grains are coated with the oil and spices.
Pour in the stock and bring to boil.
Turn to a low heat, cover and don’t stir any more. Cook for 8 minutes or until rice is tender and all water has been absorbed.
The spices used can be varied, you could use Cardamom, Cinnamon Sticks, Cloves, Nigella seed etc. You could also use vegetables such as peas, diced carrot and mushrooms.