I cook a lot of rice in my kitchen and that means I'm always looking for new ways to prepare and flavor it. Sometimes simple buttered basmati rice is the perfect accompaniment to a spicy meal, but other days I like to spice the rice up, such as in this Indian-spiced rice with dried fenugreek leaves (also known as "kasoori methi"). I served it with this dal makhani.
Dried fenugreek leaves are commonly used in Indian cooking to impart a slightly bitter herbal flavor similar to a combination of celery and fennel. Boxes or bags of these leaves are easily available at any Indian and most Asian grocers.
|Methi Rice (Basmati Rice with Fenugreek Leaf)|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on February 15, 2008
A fragrant, delicate and lightly seasoned rice cooked with dried fenugreek (methi) leaves — a unique side dish for any Indian meal