Saturday, September 8

Jeera (Cumin) Rice

A north Indian rice dish and a welcome variation on pilau, jerra is the indian name for cumin.   Ridiculously easy to make and more than the sum of it’s parts. Yeah, there is a lot of butter in this, but that is what makes it tasty and it’s only a tbsp or so per serving - so get over it.

200g basmati rice
6 tbsp ghee or melted butter
1 onion, very finely diced
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 fat cloves garlic, finely chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Wash and cook the basmati as per the instructions on the packet. In a frying pan, heat the ghee and fry the onion until golden brown. Add the cumin and garlic and fry for a further 2 mins until fragrant. Add the basmati rice and mix until thoroughly coated with the onion and butter mix. Season to taste and serve immediately.

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