Simple Basmati Rice

This delicious and simple to make Basmati Rice is literally the best rice ever.


  • 1 Mug Basmati Rice
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 Stick Cinammon
  • 5 Cardamon Pods
  • 5 Black Peppercorns
  • Olive Oil

Wash the Basmati Rice…  Put it in a large bowl with some water and gently rub the rice until the starch comes out.  Rinse at least 3 times or until the water is running clear (this reduces cooking time).  Cover the rinsed rice with warm water, mix in 1 tsp Salt and cover in the fridge for 3 hours or so

When you are ready to eat – chop and fry the Onion in a good drizzle Olive Oil together with the Cinnamon, Cardamon, Peppercorns and a little Salt

While the Onions are frying, drain the Rice and cut a piece of greaseproof paper to the same size as the pan you plan to cook the Rice in

When the Onions are starting to colour around the edge – and are quite well done – add the Rice and give it a good stir to coat everything in Oil

Cover the Rice so that there is 1/2 cm of water over the top of it – and put the paper over the top. Put the lid on the pan, and give the Rice 5 mins on a medium heat

After 5 mins, put the Rice on a much lower heat (lowest possible) and give it another 5 mins

When you take the lid and paper off, the rice should be slightly sticking to the bottom of the pan when you stir – taste it to check it is cooked (it could have another couple of minutes, but not too long!)

Serve with all sorts of things – Curry is the obvious option; but so many other dishes are good with this Basmati Rice that it is impossible to list them all!

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