This is a classic take on an Indian favorite, made with our precious long-grain, aged basmati rice, aromatic spices, Kashmiri saffron, Indian bay and roasted cashew nuts. It's delicious with a legume or meat dish, a green vegetable and/or a seasonal green salad.
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 green cardamom pods
- 1 Indian Bay Leaf
- 1 healthy pinch Kashmiri Saffron or other quality saffron
- 1 cup Aged Basmati Rice rinsed and drained
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt or other quality salt
- cashews roasted
- cilantro mint, or parsley, fresh or dried
- Heat ghee over med-high in a saucepan. Add cumin seeds; sauté a few seconds or until they start to darken.
- Add cardamom pods, stirring another few seconds. Add bay leaf and saffron. Continue frying a few more seconds.
- Add rice; stirring constantly for a minute or two. The rice will lighten, turning slightly opaque.
- Add water and salt. Stir, bring to a boil; cover pan, reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes then turn off the heat leaving the saucepan as it is, allowing the rice to steam for an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Remove lid, stir with a fork to fluff up and separate the grains. Serve garnished with mint, cilantro, or parsley, and sprinkled with cashew nuts.
What’s the amount of water? It’s not in the ingredient list.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have added the water to the ingredient list. It is 2 cups.
The recipe calls for 2 green cardamon pods. How many are in a pod?
Hello, a whole cardamom pod contains several little black seeds. The recipe calls for two of them, but you could use a couple more if desired. To see what a whole green cardamom pod looks like, follow the link here: https://www.pureindianfoods.com/products/organic-cardamom?_pos=1&_psq=cardamom&_ss=e&_v=1.0