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How to Cook Basmati Rice to Pefection
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
17 mins

Learn how to cook basmati rice on the stove top every single time. Getting the rice water ration right is crucial, so make no more mistakes, and enjoy the best rice ever, stress free. Fluffy, light, just the way basmati rice should be.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: basmati rice
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • a pinch of salt
  1. Rinse the rice very well until the water runs clear.

  2. Add the rice to a non-stick pan, pour over one and a quarter cups of water, then add the pinch of salt.

  3. Place the lid on, and cook the rice on a low heat until all the water has been absorbed.

  4. Remove from the heat, and leave the lid on for about 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the lid and use a fork to fluff the rice up.

  6. Serve hot or cold with your favourite dish.

Recipe Notes

Please see the post for more tips on how to cook the perfect basmati rice.

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Basmati Rice to Pefection
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.