I mentioned about yellow rice in my chicken gravy post. This is a hit combination at our home. The normal white rice does not go well with the gravy, so aayi always makes the flavored rice. We call this rice as ‘fried rice’. This rice does not have anything which makes it spicy, but has a flavor due to cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and onions. Aayi had to make chapathi for my brother and this rice for me whenever she prepared the chicken gravy at home.
Basmathi rice 1 and 1/2 cups
Onion(finely chopped) 1/2 cup
Cinnamon 2″ piece
Turmeric 1/4 tea spn
Ghee 1 tbl spn
Salt is added in less quantity compared to any other dishes. This is usually of bland taste and goes very well with the highly aromatic chicken gravy.
Soak rice in water for around 30mins and drain. Spread it on a dry cloth or paper to dry.
Heat ghee and fry cloves, cinnamon and cardamom (while using whole cardamom in any dish, peel the skin a bit. Otherwise it pops up most of the times and cause serious burns). Now add onion, turmeric and fry till they turn translucent.
Add rice and fry for around 5-6 mins. Add water in 1:2(rice:water) proportion. Add salt and cook on a medium flame. When all water is absorbed, check if the rice is completely cooked, if not, add some more water. Do not mix it too much, the rice grains should not get mashed.
Serve with chicken gravy.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins