I got this very easy, and very delicious, recipe from Syvum.com.   It makes a wonderful accompaniment to a variety of curries.


  • 1 C basmati rice
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-1/2 tsp butter or ghee
  • 2 C water
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of lime juice


  • Heat butter/ghee over medium heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Add cumin seeds and fry until they crack.
  • Add the rice and stir fry for about a minute.
  • Add lime juice, water, and salt, and mix well.
  • Bring to a boil on high heat.
  • Cover and reduce heat; simmer until water evaporates, 10-15 minutes

Allow to rest, covered, off the heat for five minutes, then fluff with a fork and enjoy!