How To Cook Basmati Rice
How to cook basmati rice perfectly every single time! With this post you will be able to cook rice that is fluffy, flavorful long and each separate. If you are tired of sticky, broken and non fragrant rice, this tutorial is for you. Perfect basmati rice for your rajma, dal or make quick pilaf, jeera rice yum!
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 2 cups water
- salt to taste
- few drops oil optional
- few drops lemon juice optional
Measure 1 cup raw basmati rice and rinse just once to remove excess starch.
Soak in plenty of water for 30 minutes. Drain and spread on a plate for 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups water and few drops of oil in a heavy pan or pot.
Bring the water to a rolling boil keeping the pan open. Add salt to taste.
Add the drained rice and mix just once.
Keep the flame in medium and cover the pan. Cook for 8-12 minutes.
Remove from flame once all the water is absorbed.
Let the cooked rice sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Serve cooked basmati rice with preferred curry
- If you are using organic or very aged rice use 2.5 cups water
- You can double or halve the recipe
Serving: 3g | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg