Sunday, October 18, 2009

Khumbi Basmati

The best growers of basmati rice are located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. The rich soil and unique climate conditions really enhances the exquisit flavor, aroma, and delicate texture of basmati rice. Khumbi Basmati (mushroom rice) is a dish found in this area enjoyed by many.


1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup of chopped onion
1 garlic clove

1/2 cup of tomato sauce
1-3/4 cups of water
3/4 tsp salt
1 cube of chicken bouillon
2 whole chilis
12 chopped khumbi

1. Heat oil in skillet (oil should coat just enough to cover entire bottom of pan) under medium flame. Add rice and saute, stirring for 1 minute.

2. Add onion and garlic and continue sauteing.

3. When rice is brown and before onion and garlic burn, add tomato sauce and stir for half a minute.

4. Add water, bouillon, salt, and chilis. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for twenty minutes.

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