|Safflower oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Cumin seeds||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Basmati rice||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), rinsed and drained|
|Water||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Yellow color||1 Pinch|
Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds (if using), stir until they turn black, add rice, stir for 30 seconds.
Add water, saffron (if using), yellow colour, bring to boil, cover, simmer on low until rice is cooked (approx 15-20 mins).
All water should be absorbed by now.