Perfect White Basmati Rice


This side dish staple is easy to make: Just remember the ratio is 1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups of water.

White basmati rice
Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • Kosher salt


  1. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine rice, 1 1/2 cups water, and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Stir once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 minutes. (Do not lift the lid or stir!) Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork and serve.

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