Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Basmati Rice

This basmati rice was a great side dish! The onions were a nice addition to offer texture and a buttery sweet flavor. The rice was fluffy and light and a perfect accompaniment with dinner.

Source: Basmati Rice, Barefoot Contessa

1 tablespoon unsalted butter or olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 cup long grain basmati rice
1 ¾ cups water
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
¼ cup sliced scallions
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Cook the butter and onions over medium heat until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and toss until all of the grains are coated with the butter. Add the water and salt, cover and cook until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to sit covered for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the scallions and parsley, fluff with a fork, and serve.

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