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“This is the best way to achieve fluffy basmati rice that I've found. From Madhur Jaffrey's World of the East Vegetarian Cooking. Doubles perfectly.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
4-6
YIELD:
5 cups (approx)
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash the rice in several changes of water & drain it.
  2. Put it in a bowl with 5 cups of water and let soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain it thoroughly & let it sit in the strainer for 10 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in a heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  5. Add the drained rice.
  6. Cook, stirring gently, over medium heat for about a minute, until all the grains are coated with butter.
  7. Add 2 1/2 cups (1/2 litre) water & the salt.
  8. Bring to a boil, cover, turn to very low & cook 20 minutes.
  9. Turn off the flame & leave the pot, covered for another 10 minutes.

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