Dill Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8
Author: Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes
  • 2 cups long-grain rice like basmati. Soak the rice for about 30 minutes , then put in a colander to strain. Set aside.
  • 2 2/3 cups of water or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 small dry red chillies
  • 1 1- inch stick of cinnamon
  • 4 pods of green cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 large or two small bay leaves
  • 1 packed cup of chopped dill
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Add the red chillies, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves
  3. When the spices start to turn color, add the rice and saute for a minute or until the rice turns opaque.
  4. Add the water and then the dill and salt to taste. Stir to mix and bring it to a boil.
  5. Put on the lid, turn the heat down to low, and let the rice cook 20 minutes. Leave it standing undisturbed for another 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Fluff the rice gently with a fork to separate the grains before serving.