Indian Yellow Fried Rice

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My hubby requested his favorite fried rice recipe tonight for dinner.  Thankfully this is a quick side dish to throw together, as long as you have some leftover rice on hand.
Yellow Indian Fried Rice
  • Leftover, cooked Basmati rice or Brown Basmati rice {2 cups of uncooked rice = 4-6 cups of cooked rice}
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 serrano chilies, sliced in half, lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tsp. cumin {jeera} seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric {haldi} powder
  • salt to taste
Start with heating the ghee in a large wok over medium-high heat, test if the ghee is hot enough by dropping in one cumin seed at a time, the seed should pop.  When the oil is ready, toss in all the seeds and stir for 20-30 seconds.  Next, add the chopped onion, and cook until onion turns translucent.  Add in the salt, chilies & turmeric.  Stir to combine.  Finally, add in the rice and mix thoroughly, until all of the rice turns yellow and the onions and seeds are well incorporated.
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This is such a yummy dish on its own, or you could serve it with your favorite curry recipe!  I hope you enjoy & tell me the best thing your better half has requested for dinner recently!