Plain Boiled Rice

Rice needs no special technique to be cooked, but a few simple rules will produce perfect results every time. Do not lift the lid while the rice is cooking. Do not stir the rice at any stage during cooking or immediately after it has been removed from the fire. This will ensure dry and separate grains every time

Ingredients:

275g/10oz basmati or any other variety of long grain
1 tsp butter or ghee
1/2 tsp salt
500 ml water

Method:

Wash and soak in cold water for 30 minutes

Rice can be boiled in hot water until tender and then drained until it is light and fluffy.

It can also be pressure-cooked using the measured amount of water. Usually it is one measure of rice for two measures of water. Wait for the whistle to blow once then switch off the stove.

Plain boiled rice can be served with any curry. Rice can be garnished with fried onion rings or fresh coriander leaves. Cooked rice can be frozen.

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