Recipe: How To cook Perfect plain basmati rice| Plain Rice

Priya Joshi | Jul 27, 2015 | 1 Comment so far

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Today's Post is very simple recipe perfect Plain Rice.This is Very basic  Recipe But sometimes it is hard to get perfect plain rice.
There are many varieties of rice and everyone has their favorite. My favorite is Basmati rice; I like the aroma and texture of Basmati rice. Rice can be very plain or very colorful.Rice is versetile food that can be cooked with vegetables,dryfruits etc.  Rice is easy to cook and can be served as a side dish or a main dish. Plain rice is served with lentils, dal, or a gravy-based dish.Some of Rice recipes i have shared with here before. You can check them as well.

Recipe Details below:

Plain Rice

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 40 mins approx
Main Ingredient : Rice Basmati
Serves : 3-4
Cuisine : Indian


  • Rice , Basmati - 1 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Oil - 1tbsp

Method / Assembling:
  1. Wash rice gently changing water several times until the water appears clear.
  2. For fluffier rice, the rice should be soaked for at least 15 minutes prior to cooking.
  3. Cooked rice expands to about 3 times its original size, so be sure to use the proper size pan.
  4. Drain the rice and put into the saucepan. Add the water, oil, and salt, bring to a boil and turn the heat to low, and cover the pan.
  5. Cook rice for about 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water has evaporated.
  6. Turn off the heat and fluff the rice with a fork.

  • I am using Basmati Rice here, You can use any variants as per you likings.
  • If rice has been soaking longer then half an hour use 2 tablespoons water less.
  • Check the rice after about 12 minutes, stirring gently. If rice is not ready cover it again and cook a few more minutes.
  • When rice is ready but you feel it is too wet, turn off the heat and keep the cover open half way.
  • Don’t check the rice repeatedly because water will evaporate faster and rice will not cook right. Also, the grains will break if you stir the rice frequently and then the rice will look and feel mushy. 

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My favorite Rice Recipes are Peas And Moth Pulao ,Spring onion and Almond Pulao,Lemon Rice,Onion and Peas Pulao


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