Fried Basmati Rice

I am Asian, so loving rice is a given. But I mainly love Fried Basmati Rice, and I am going to share with you my mom’s recipe for awesome rice.

You start off with some warm olive oil and fry some onions until they are lightly brown. Don’t use that picture as the best example, some are clearly dark brown, but you get the idea!

IMG_6613 Next, you can add the spices: cloves, black cumin seeds and cinnamon sticks

IMG_6612 finally add 1/4 of a teaspoon of fresh garlic


Mix everything in with the lightly brown onions.

Add in the washed basmati rice (I used 2 cups for a family of 5)

IMG_6617 Just stir in the rice with some fresh cilantro.

After you are done stirring, add enough water to cover the top of the rice by an inch.


Let the rice cook until the water evaporates! You don’t need to stir at this point

IMG_6625 This goes well with a yogurt dip. Plain non-fat yogurt, green pepper, salt and pepper to taste, and a splash of lemon juice!




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3 Responses to Fried Basmati Rice

  1. Joy says:

    You cooked? Go you

  2. avery says:

    That. Looks. AWESOME. I’m making that soon.