Marvelous Masala Rice Recipe: The Perfect 20-Minute Indian Side Dish by 30Seconds Food

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Marvelous Masala Rice Recipe: The Perfect 20-Minute Indian Side Dish

Masala rice is a highly spiced Indian rice that's often served with korma, tikka masala, curry dishes and chickenHealthy turmeric gives the rice its yellow hue. This rice recipe is definitely worth adding to your spice rack for.

Aromatic basmati rice or jasmine rice are the best choices for this Indian recipe. Make the rice the day before and chill it in the refrigerator overnight. Masala rice can be served hot or at room temperature.

Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the rice into a bowl. Sprinkle with the sugar, stir and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Cook, stirring, about 10 seconds. Add the onion and serrano. Cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the coriander, turmeric and cayenne, to taste. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. 
  3. Put the rice into the skillet. Add the kosher salt and mix well. Add the water, cover and cook about 3 minutes. 
  4. Remove the rice from the heat and stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Serve with yogurt and lime wedges. 

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