- 300g (10oz) good basmati rice, such as Tilda
- 4 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1tbsp nigella seeds, toasted
Wash the rice well. Put into a lidded sauté pan and add 600ml (1pt) cold water, the cloves and cinnamon with a pinch of salt.
Bring to the boil, cover and simmer on a low heat for about 10 minutes. Once the water has evaporated, turn off the heat, leave the lid on and let it steam for a few minutes.
Serve sprinkled with the nigella seeds.
Top Tip for making Fragrant Basmati Rice
Cooked rice is a breeding ground for bacteria, so don’t let it sit in a warm kitchen and ensure it is piping hot before serving.