Simple Buttery Rice with Onion

Pyaz wali basmati chaaval

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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This simple method of cooking rice makes it extremely versatile. You could serve it with both Indian and English meals.


  • 75 g/3 oz onion, peeled and chopped
  • 50 g/


  1. Cook the onion in the hot, melted butter in a heavy pot over a medium flame. Stir and sauté it until it is almost translucent. Do not let it brown in the slightest.
  2. Put in the rice and salt. Stir and sauté gently for 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the measured water and bring to the boil. Cover tightly, reduce the heat to very, very low and let the rice cook for 2