This is a simple way to change up your steamed rice. Use a good quality basmati (my fav is Elephant Brand 817) and be sure to rinse it three times before cooking.
2 tsp oil
1 tsp Bengali Panch Phoron
1 tsp Moghul Curry
1 c basmati rice (triple rinsed)
1 1/3 - 1 1/2 c water (depending on how tender you like your rice)
1/2 - 1 tsp salt
Rinse rice three times in cold water and set aside. Place a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add oil and Bengali Panch Phoron. Cook, stirring constantly until mustard seeds begin to pop. Immediately add the rice and stir to coat. Add Moghul Curry and salt. Cook another minute then add water. Once the water starts to simmer reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and cook a bit longer if not all the water is yet absorbed.
Rice will be fragrant and bright yellow. Lovely!