Basmati rice, a long grain rice grown in Northern India, is aged for 2-3 years for it develop flavor. We like to serve this rice with an intense fragrant curry like the Kerala vegetable stew or a hearty meat stew.
makes 2 cups
- Rinse the basmati rice in cold water 2-3 times. Soak for about 30 minutes to an hour.
- In a medium sized stockpot, combine the rice and water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the rice is dry. Turn the heat off and let the rice rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Stir it gently with a fork. Top as desired or eat it plain.