How to Make Cumin Spiced Basmati Rice

This is a simple recipe to cook Basmati rice. This is also my first guide! Please leave comments if this worked out well or if something's unclear. Enjoy!

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How to Make Cumin Spiced Basmati Rice Recipe
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1
Heat 1.5 tsp oil over medium-high heat.

Heat 1.5 tsp oil over medium-high heat.

2
Add 1/4 tsp salt.

Add 1/4 tsp salt.

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3
Once the pan is hot, add the Cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

Once the pan is hot, add the Cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

4
Measure out 1/2 cup of rice. Rinse it under water or soak it for half an hour for fluffier rice.

Measure out 1/2 cup of rice. Rinse it under water or soak it for half an hour for fluffier rice.

5
Lower heat to medium and add the rice.

Lower heat to medium and add the rice.

6
Add exactly 1 cup of water.

Add exactly 1 cup of water.

7
Mix it well and bring to a boil.

Mix it well and bring to a boil.

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Once the water begins to boil, it's time to lower the heat to a low-medium heat. (#4 on the turn dial).

Once the water begins to boil, it's time to lower the heat to a low-medium heat. (#4 on the turn dial).

9
Cover and cook for exactly 12 minutes.

Cover and cook for exactly 12 minutes.

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Ahem .. 12 minutes to be exact.

Ahem .. 12 minutes to be exact.

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After 12 minutes, uncover and see if the water has been fully absorbed. If not, you can cook for 2-3 more minutes. Fluff and serve with Indian curries!

After 12 minutes, uncover and see if the water has been fully absorbed. If not, you can cook for 2-3 more minutes. Fluff and serve with Indian curries!

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