How to Cook Basmati Rice

Learn how to cook basmati rice and make it so that it is perfect every time!  With the steps outline on this page, you will be cooking fluffy rice every time you make it.

The key for making basmati or any rice is to rinse it and drain it well, then use the correct rice to water ratio.

The correct basmati rice to water ratio is 1:1½ which is one cup basmati rice and one and a half cups water when using the absorption method.

You can use this rice to water ratio when cooking basmati in a saucepan on the stove or a rice cooker.

Rinse the rice before cooking and drain well. Add to the pot with water and bring to a boil.

Turn down the heat and cook covered for 20 minutes.  Turn off the heat and stand covered for 10 minutes.

Use a fork to fluffy the rice before serving.

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