Cooking time (approx.): 21 minutes
Style: North Indian Vegetarian
2 cup(s) uncooked long grain rice (called Basmati rice in India)
2 cup(s) shelled green peas
4 medium onions chopped
2 green chilli(es) slit
1″ piece ginger grated
2″ cinnamon stick
4 tablespoons butter or ghee (clarified butter)
4½ cups water
salt to taste
Heat butter / ghee (clarified butter) on medium level in a large heavy-bottomed vessel for about 2 minute(s).
Add green chilli(es), ginger and cinnamon. Fry for a few seconds. Now, add onions and fry on medium heat for 4 minutes till the onions are transparent (not brown).
Add the rice, green peas, water and salt. Mix well. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat and cook covered on low level for 15 minutes or till all water evaporates.
Serve hot with: Quick Okra (Jhatpat Bhindi) or curries of your choice.