Fluffy basmati rice


Whilst growing up my mother only cooked brown rice.  By the age of ten I was an expert in cooking brown rice.  Then I move to the UK, met my hubby and a new chapter in my life started: Basmati rice…

I really like brown rice, however, the hubby can’t stand it so unfortunately my days of cooking brown rice soon became a lost art.  I had to learn (the hard way) how to cook Basmati until it was as fluffy as you would see on an advert for Korma Curry.  Or when Uncle Ben takes his fork and the little grains of rice falls gracefully to his plate; one by one…


1 measure basmati rice
2 measures water
pinch salt


  1.  In a deep, lidded saucepan bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add salt.
  3. Once the water is boiling add the basmati rice and give it a gentle stir to ensure all the grains are submerged.
  4. Turn the heat to the lowest setting and put the lid on.
  5. After about 10 minutes most of the water should be absorbed.
  6. Take the saucepan off the heat.  Don’t take the lid off.
  7. Keep it aside for another 10 minutes to gently steam.
  8. Fluff with a fork and serve.



Try serving it with one of the following dishes:

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