This method to cook rice uses a ‘measure’ of water and maybe more suitable for beginners.
Plain boiled rice 2Print Recipe
- 2 mugs Basmati rice
- 3 mugs of water
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbs butter or Olive oil
- SWITCH ON OVEN TO LOW HEAT
Wash the rice in 2 or 3 changes of water and soak in warm water for 1 hour, or cold water for 2 hours, drain the rice and discard this liquid.
Put the butter or oil in a medium sized saucepan, when melted add the measured water, bring to the boil and add the pre-soaked and drained rice.
Boil on medium heat until ‘holes’ appear in the rice (or water is nearly dry), cover tightly with a lid or aluminium foil and cook in the oven on low heat or on lowest heat setting on stove top for 10mins.
Gently separate the grains and serve on a platter.