Pilaf Rice

Make this Tonight - " Iconic Persian Lamb Stew"

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  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups boiling water


  1. Rinse rice until water runs clear. Drain and let dry for a couple of minutes.
  2. Pour the oil in non-stick pan and heat at medium heat.
  3. Add the rice and cumin seeds and saute just until most of the grains turn opaque 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add salt and boiling water, give it a good stir, reduce heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid
  5. Cook for 18 minutes (Do not stir or open the pot while cooking).
  6. After 18 minutes turn off heat and let rice sit for 5 more minutes in the covered pot.
  7. Fluff with a fork and serve at once.