Fragrant Jeweled Rice

4 Servings

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins


This aromatic rice preparation is an exquisite blend of long-grain basmati rice infused with a medley of aromatic spices.

Fragrant Jeweled Rice

Fragrant Jeweled Rice

This is a simple way to upgrade your steamed rice into a dish that looks and tastes amazing. The golden hue and pop of whole spices in the rice will turn it from this side dish into a star!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian & South Asian
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 tsp Ghee or Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Bengali Panch Phoron
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice (triple rinsed and drained)
  • 1 tsp Moghul Curry
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1⅓-1½ cups Hot Water (depending on how tender you like your rice)


  • Place a small sauce pan or rice pot over medium heat. Add ghee or oil.
    2 tsp Ghee or Olive Oil
  • Add Bengali Panch Phoron. Bloom spices in oil for 1-2 minutes until fragrant and popping.
    1 tsp Bengali Panch Phoron
  • add the rice and stir to coat.
    1 cup Basmati Rice
  • Add Moghul Curry and salt. Cook 1 more minute
    1 tsp Moghul Curry, 1 tsp Salt
  • Add hot water. Once the water starts to simmer reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes.
    1⅓-1½ cups Hot Water
  • Fluff with a fork and cook a bit longer if not all the water is yet absorbed. Rice will be fragrant and bright yellow.
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