Indian Basmati Rice

Cuisinart original

This rice is as fragrant as it is attractive. Typically served alongside meat or vegetable dishes, there is no reason why this cannot be enjoyed on its own.


Makes about 6 cups


1½      cups basmati rice

1¼      cups water

1        ½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and halved

2        garlic cloves, smashed

¾       teaspoon kosher salt

¼       teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼       teaspoon ground turmeric

          Pinch cumin seeds

2        green cardamom pods, slightly smashed

1        ½-inch strip lemon peel

½       cup peas

2          cilantro sprigs, finely chopped

Nutritional information


Nutritional information per serving (1 cup)

Calories 174 (8% from fat) / carb. 37g / pro. 5g / fat 2g / sat. fat 0g /
chol. 0mg / sod. 288mg / calc. 9mg / fiber 3g


Put all of the ingredients, except for the peas and cilantro, dlrectly into the steamer without the tray. Secure lid.

Select Grains, set timer for 35 minutes and press Start.

Once timer expires, stir in the peas and then cover again.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Before serving, carefully remove the ginger and lemon peel.
Stir in the chopped cilantro.