Basmati Rice

By shahdan • June 14, 2015

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Basmati Rice
Basmati Rice rice
15 min
easy
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If cooking rice is something you think you cannot do, you haven’t tried cooking basmati rice. Basmati is the answer to anyone who finds cooking regular rice a nightmare.  It is so easy to cook and you end up with fluffy rice that it much lighter and tastier than traditional Egyptian rice.


Ingredients

  • 2 cup basmati rice - أرز بسمتي
  • 4 cup boiling water (from the kettle) - ماء ساخن
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt - ملح
  • 1 large bay leaf (optional) - ورق لاورا
  • 3 pod cardamom (optional) - حبهان
  • 1 teaspoon butter (optional OR oil for vegan option) - زبدة

Step by step

  1. In a sieve, rinse the rice with water.
  2. Place the rice in a pot and stir in 4 cups of boiling water, salt, cardamom pods and bay leaf.
  3. Bring the rice to the boil then reduce the heat to a minimum and cover.
  4. Allow the rice to cook for 10- 15 minutes until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked. (But don't stir the rice in the process).
  5. Remove the cardamom pods and the bay leaf, and use a fork to fluff up the rice.
  6. Optional: You may choose to add a knob of butter while the rice is still hot and lightly fluff up the rice and the melting butter with a fork.

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One response to “Basmati Rice”

  1. Shahira says:

    I did it without the butter but added mistika instead of the bay leaf and it was very tasty 🙂

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