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With this ridiculously easy method I will teach you how to cook basmati rice perfectly each time without each rice grain sticking together! This particular basmati rice is loaded with cilantro and garlic flavors that goes perfectly as any side dish or even as a main entree!

How to Make Basmati Rice


  • Author: Mila
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x

Description

With this ridiculously easy method I will teach you how to cook basmati rice perfectly each time without each rice grain sticking together! This particular basmati rice is loaded with cilantro and garlic flavors that goes perfectly as any side dish or even as a main entree! 


Ingredients

Scale

Rice

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 6 cups water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)

Herb Mixture

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced and peeled)
  • 4 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 each lime (juiced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Cooking the Rice

  1. Rinse the rice in a strainer thoroughly.
  2. Bring the water up to a boil.
  3. Once the water reaches a boil, add in the rice, stir and allow to boil UNCOVERED for 12 minutes EXACTLY.
  4. Drain the rice.  Place the rice back into the pot, add in butter and season with salt and pepper.  Flake with a fork.

Herb Mixture

  1. While the rice is draining, place all the ingredients of the herb mixture into the pot and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.  
  2. Add rice back into the pot, mix to combine carefully with a spatula then fluff with a fork.  Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. This rice is extremely freezer friendly.  Simple place into a zip lock bag or a freezer proof container and freeze away.
  2. When working with the finished rice, make sure to gently fluff with a fork or mix with a spatula carefully as to not to smooth the rice together.
  3. 1 cup uncooked white rice makes 3 cups cooked white rice.
  4. 1 cup uncooked brown rice makes 4 cups cooked brown rice.
  5. The nutritional information should be used for guidance only. 
  • Category: Appetizer or Side
  • Cuisine: International
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