*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                            Spiced Basmati Rice
 Recipe By     : Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey (p148)
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan*   Side dishes, starches*
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cups          basmati rice
    3      tablespoons   vegetable oil
    1      small         onion, peeled and finely chopped
      1/2  teaspoon      very finely minced garlic
      1/2  teaspoon      garam masala
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2 2/3  cups          chicken stock
 Pick over the rice and put in a bowl.
 Wash in several changes of water.
 Pour 5 cups fresh water over the rice and let it soak for half an hour.
 Leave to drain in a sieve for 20 minutes.
 Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium flame.
 When hot, put in the onion.
 Stir and fry until the onion bits have browned lightly.
 Add the rice, green chili, garlic, garma masala, and salt.
 Stir gently for 3-4 minutes until all the grains are coated with oil.
 If the rice begins to stick to the bottom of the pan, turn the heat down
 Now pour in the stock and bring the rice toa boil.
 Cover witha very tight-fitting lid, turn heat to very, very low, and cook for
 25 minutes.
 If you prefer, you could put the pan in a preheated 325F overn for 25 minutes.
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