How To Make Basmati Rice


  • 1 cup Basmati rice

  • 1 3/4 cup water

  • 1 big pinch salt

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This is the most important part: Wash the rice, place the rice in a large bowl and fill with fresh, room temperature water.  Repeat this washing process until the water runs clear. Usually, this takes 3 or 4 changes of water.

  • Fill up the bowl 1 more time and let the rice soak for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes, drain the rice.
  • Fill a medium saucepan with 1 3/4 cups water, add a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the rice, stir, and wait until the water comes back to a full boil. When it does, turn the heat down as low as it can go, and then cover.
  • Cook for 15 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes, cut the heat.
  • Let the rice sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; you should see that every grain of rice has grown a little longer and is separate.