White Basmati Rice

While visiting friends last week for their house warming, we realized the importance of sharing secret tips for even the basic recipes. The rice we prepared together was happily received and enjoyed, by all!!

To begin:

  1.  Rinse and strain 2 Cups of rice, till water runs clear, and set aside.
  2.  Bring 3 ¼  Cups of water to a boil
  3. Add rice to water
  4. 1/8 tsp of salt
  5. 1 tsp of ghee.

Let boil for 1 minute then reduce to low. Cover with tight lid.

Here’s the secret tip…

Wet a dish towel and completely cover the lid with the wet towel to seal in steam.

Take care to fold long corners of the towel up on top of the pot, so that no towel edges touch the stove top or gas flame.

Cook rice on Low for about 25 minutes.  NO PEEKING! Every stove top is a bit different, so if the rice is crunchy or not quite done, quickly replace the lid and steam for another 5 minutes.

Let sit for few minutes before enjoying!