Rice seasoned with cumin seeds called Jeera in India and cooked. Cumin seeds provide a quick and simple way of making rice (or Chawal) aromatic.
Butter or ghee (clarified butter)
: 1 tbsp
Uncooked long grain rice (Basmati rice)
: 2 cups
Salt and a dash of lime juice
: To taste
Pour the melted clarified butter (ghee) in a microwave-safe large deep bowl. Add the whole spices and microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 1 minute(s).
- Add the onion slices and microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 4 minutes (stirring mid-way) or till the onions are soft and cooked (they should remain pale).
- Add the rice and mix well. Pour in the warm water and add the salt. Mix well. Microwave covered for about 11 minutes (stirring mid-way) or till the rice is done and all the water has evaporated. Separate the grains of rice with a fork lightly to fluff them up.