1 cup basmati rice
1 tbspn ghee
salt to taste (I ussualy add 1 tsp of sea salt)
Rinse the rice with cold water about 3 times, drain and then transfer to a deep pan. Add 2 cups of water, the ghee and salt. Bring to a boil on medium high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover the pan and let the rice cook till most of the water has evaporated (when you see little holes forming around the rice). Close the lid, turn off the heat and let the rice steam for 15 more minutes. To serve, lightly fluff with a fork and spoon into individual plates or pile into a huge serving bowl, family style.
- Tips and Childhood Memories
I remember when growing up, my mum served the rice straight out of the pan. This kept the rice warm for second helpings.
A delicious childhood memory, especially on cold wintry days, was eating hot rice with crunchy sugar and loads of yummy ghee.
Another way of indulging in a bowl full of rice is to lather it with plain yogurt and a dollop of spicy indian pickle.