Copped Onion (optional) - 2 tablespoons
Oil - 1teaspoon
Ghee - 2teaspoons
Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.
Heat oil in a pressure pan/ cooker and add in the cumin seeds, let them splutter.
Add the onions with salt and fry till they becomes shiny.
Drain the rice from the soaked water, add it to the cooker and fry for a minutes.
Add 11/2 cups of water, close the pressure cooker, cook on medium heat for 7 minutes. Remove the cooker from the stove, even if the cooker doesn't give the whistle sound. Let the cooker cool completely.
Open the cooker, fluff the rice gently with a fork. Finally add the ghee, and toss the rice well.
Aromatic jeera rice is ready. Enjoy it with dal or your favourite veggie side dish.
Note: the water measurement for basmati rice is 1 cup rice : 11/2cups of water. But this may vary according to the quality of the rice you are using. Keep it in mind that 11/2cups is the maximum amount of water you are adding, otherwise the grains won't be separate.
If you are making it in a large quantity, just wait till the cooker gives one whistle and remove it from flame.