Note 1: Original recipe states the it will take 20 min with basmati rice and 45 min with brown rice to cook
In a med saucepan heat oil and add mustard and cumin seeds. When the mustard seeds pop, add water, rice and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduceheat to low. Cook for 15 in for basmati, 35 - 40 min for brown rice. Add black pepper; mix well and serve.
Variation:Peas and Rice - Add 1 C fresh or frozen green peas when you add the basmati rice, water and salt.