Pea and Almond Pulao (Basmati Rice)

This is the rice we serve with any Indian food. And it makes a huge difference over just regular rice.

Pea and Almond Pulao
(or fancy Basmati Rice)

3 TB vegetable oil
3 cups water

1 small yellow onion
1 tsp salt

1 TB cumin seed
1/4 cup frozen peas

1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup toasted almonds

1 1/2 c Basmati Rice

Wash and drain rice 3 times to remove starch and foreign debris. With burner on high,heat oil in heavy duty brasier. Add onion and cook until translucent (not brown), about 2 minutes. Add cumin seed and black pepper and stir until bloomed, 1 minute. Add rice and stir, 3 minutes. Add water and salt--stir well. Let rice boil on medium heat until all liquid is gone. Turn off heat. Cover with lid. Let stand 20 minutes. Fluff rice gently with a fork. Before serving gently toss in toasted almonds and peas.

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