Garlic Rice Recipe
I am a Kashmiri and it is believed that the people in Kashmir who do not eat rice once daily are not actually Kashmiri. It’s weird but many people think so. We have rice for dinner or lunch with any gravy of our choice. Boiled rice can go with mutton, beef or chicken, lentils or even the vegetables. When boiling the rice and drain excess water it removes many carbohydrates as well. I think this is the main reason we are not so fat though eating a lot of rice. Obviously, one gets tired of eating boiled rice every day so I am not all the time removing water from rice. I also try to flavor my rice in different ways. I will be sharing with you more easy recipes for rice in coming posts. Today in this post, I will show you how just by adding the tempering of garlic can change the look and taste of boiled rice. I hope you will like this change. You can also try Garlic Fried rice recipe.
Ingredients Garlic Rice Recipe
- Rice 2 cups
- Water 4 cups
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Cumin ½ teaspoon
- Garlic sliced 8-10 cloves
- Oil 2 tablespoon
Directions Garlic Rice Recipe:
- Wash, rinse and soak rice for half hour.
- Take a pan and add oil on medium heat, when the oil will be warm, add cumin to cracker.
- When cumin will cracker add sliced garlic and cook until the garlic will change color.
- Remove pan from the heat and set aside.
- Take a wok or saucepan, add water, and let it boil by covering the pot.
- Season the water with salt and black pepper.
- When the water will start boiling, remove the lid. Drain the water from rice and add in boiling water.
- With a wooden spoon, give it a quick mix and let the rice boil on high flame while the lid is open.
- Once the rice will absorb 80% of the water take your garlic and add on top.
- Cover the rice with the lid and let it simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
- When all the water will evaporate, open the lid, mix the rice with the garlic and cumin and enjoy.
You can use this garlic rice recipe with any gravy or curry of your choice.
You can add Chili flakes as well.