25 Reviews

Best I have ever made. I put a few TBSP of oil with chopped onion and garlic in the pot first. I then fry the rice for a few minutes add chicken stock and VOILA!! PERFECT!

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Abby, Sarah & Eli's Mom May 26, 2010

Thank you! Takes about 15 minutes on the stove before the 5 min rest time.

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katreasanchez May 27, 2010

This was my first Basmati rice and it turned out perfect. I only added some salt with rice and water and that's all. Thank you!

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Salvo Daze July 29, 2008

EXCELLENT!! Added a pinch of salt, half a bay leaf (crumbled) and a pod of cardamom seeds. The rice came out perfect. I will only use this technique from now on.

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hookfault October 30, 2013

My go to recipe for rice now. Easy, quick, and yummy.

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berry271 October 25, 2011

I used brown basmati rice and don't have a pot that has a clear lid so I did have to peek a few times to see if the water was evaporated. It took about 10 minutes, but next time I'll time it. Turned out perfect anyways. Salt and butter would be good in the water.

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mommymakeit4u April 21, 2011

This really was perfect, no fail basmati. I love this method because I can turn the heat off and let the rice continue to steam dry while I focus on the entree portion of the meal. Thank you so much for posting this! I will always cook my rice this way from now on.

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Katannah October 19, 2010

Basmati is the best, most versital variety of rice. Just the right amount of fragrance and flavor, but not overpowering as I've found Jasmine rice to be for most dishes. White and brown rice are just too bland and boring unless cooked in broth. I've never been able to make any kind of rice just right, until following this recipe. Rinsing (and rinsing some more) is the key! I followed exactly, and made the best rice ever. Served with teriyaki chicken and fresh-steamed veggies. So perfect, thank you!

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boomerthepug June 25, 2010

THANK YOU!! This is perfect. I will never have to search for another way to make basmati rice. So quick, easy and the texture is perfect!

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run for your life April 14, 2010

This was perfect! The first time I messed it up because I started with the water boiling and had to add a lot more water. =( This time I put my rice and water in, set it to med-low, put a lid on it (with a vent, didn't hurt it) and just kept an eye on it until the water was evaporated. So good and sooo easy! Thanks so much!

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Chef Ali L March 08, 2010
Perfect No Fail Basmati Rice