I often buy Basmati Rice Medley at Trader Joe's ($1.89 for 16 oz.). In addition to aged Indian basmati rice, it contains wild rice and some dehydrated vegetables. I think it makes a lovely base when I make a stir-fry. My oldest son doesn't mind eating it with a stir-fry, but thinks it is too bland to be used as a side dish. And in all honesty, the dehydrated vegetables in the mix do add more color than flavor. So if I want to use this rice as a side dish I add onions and garlic to make it a bit more flavorful.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 2 cups water
- In a large pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil.
- Add rice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover with lid, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat, keep covered, and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve immediately.