So, I just gave a try using the combo to make rice and it worked out well. This rice is good to pack for lunch boxes too.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Long grain Rice : 1 1/2 cups
Butter: 2 tablespoons
Onion: 1 medium sliced
Tomatoes: 2 chopped
Basil: 1 bunch or 1/2 cup chopped
Bay leaf: 1
Shahi jeera : 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh ground black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Heat butter in a pot, add bay leaf and shahi jeera. Fry for 30 seconds, add onions and sauté till they turn translucent. Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until they turn mushy. Add basil leaves and cook for 1 minute.
Add 3 cups of water, salt and bring it to a boil. Add washed and drained rice.
Bring it to a boil again, close lid and cook for 20 minutes.
Turn off the stove, wait for 5 minutes before opening the lid and fluffing up the rice.
Serve hot with some raita.