Southern style basmati rice

Mains, Risotto, Pasta and Rice

This is another style of spiced rice very common in southern India.


Recipe for 4

For the rice preparation

400 Gr
Basmati rice
1 Unit(s)
White onion
2 Clove(s)
1 Tsp
Fresh ginger
2 Tsp
Lemon zests
1 Leaf(ves)
Bay leaf
900 Ml
Chicken stock
1 Pinch(es)
Saffron pistil
60 Ml
Lemon juice
30 Ml
Fresh cilantro
6 Leaf(ves)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter

Preparation time: 15 min

  • General preparation

    Start by rincing the rice.

    In a stock pot, bring the chicken stock to a boil and add the curry leaves and the safran to infuse.
    In an other pot, add the butter and cook the onion until it become soft and translucent. Add the garlic and ginger. Add the washed rice and fry in the butter for 1 minute before adding the chicken stock.
    Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
    After 10 minutes, cut the heat, place a lid on top and let the rice rest for 10-15 more minutes to absorb all the remainding liquid.
    Afterwards, add the lemon juice and zest to the dish and mix. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.

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