Thursday, May 29, 2014

Aromatic Yellow Rice (Peelay Chaaval)

Aromatic Yellow Rice (Peelay Chaaval)
Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking

2 c basmati rice
2 2/3 c water
1 1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp turmeric
3-4 whole cloves
1" stick cinnamon
3 bay leaves
3 T unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Put rice in bowl and wash in several changes of water. Drain. Pour 5 c water over rice and let soak 30 minutes. Drain.

Combine drained rice, water, salt, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Cover, turn heat very low, and cook 25 minutes.

Let pot rest, covered and undisturbed, for 10 minutes. Add small pats of butter to the rice and mix gently with fork. Remove whole spices before serving.

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