Basmati rice with spices and dried fruits

A tasty and colourful way to prepare Basmati rice.


For one cup of Basmati rice
Make sure you wash the rice thoroughly so that it has little starch and let it stand in water for at least 30 minutes before cooking it.
1- In a pan, place a little bit of butter and cook first the spices: some garlic, some fresh ginger root crushed, one teaspoon of cumin, the grains of seven pods of cardamom, half a teaspoon of turmeric, salt and freshly crushed black pepper to taste.
2- When the aroma of the spices is released, add one quarter of a large red onion diced. Cook until the onion pieces have wilted.
3- Add the cup of Basmati rice and mix. Add two cups of water and half a cup of raisins (preferably Sultana and not artificially sweetened). You can also add dates or cranberries or almonds (slightly fried).
4- Cook for 25 minutes on low fire (five minutes more in altitude).
When it is ready, fluff with a fork and wait a few minutes before serving.


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