Inspired to make good Basmati Rice? Well here ya go …
1 Cup – Basmati Rice
1 and 3/4 Cups – Water
Rinse the rice. Put the rice in a bowl and pour cold water into it. Take your fingers and swish the water around. You will see a cloudy white substance. This is the starch. You do not want this in your rice. I rinse my rice a total of three times, making sure not to lose rice in the sink.
Then I take rice and let it soak in cold water for one half hour. After this I pour out the water. I put my 1 and 3/4 cups of Cold Water into my pot. I like the metal pots you get from the Spanish grocery store. Then I put in my clean rice. Sometimes I put in a pinch of salt but most times not because of what I pair my rice with. I put in a drop of olive oil or coconut oil. Then I bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
Oftentimes, I add a little coconut milk to the water at the end for flavor. I also like to pop in some cardamom pods. I learned that from an Indian restaurant cook.
After 15 minutes your rice should be fluffy. I usually take off the lid, off the burner and let it dry out for awhile. Then it is time to enjoy. You may add some steamed vegetables or curry over this white masterpiece.