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Basmati Rice (Rice Cooker Recipe)

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Basmati Rice (Rice Cooker Recipe)
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Makes: 5 servings adjust



  • 2 cups Basmati Rice, dry

Step 1

Measure the rice with a cup and put it into your cooking pot. One cup of uncooked rice will generate roughly one and a half cups of cooked rice.

Step 2

Rinse the rice. Run tap water in the bowl. While the water is running, stir the rice. Continue stirring until the pot is full of water. Tip the pot at an angle and drain the excess water out. Hold the bottom part with your hand so that you can grab any rice grains that may fall with the water. Repeat until the water comes out clear. Drain as much water as you can.


  • Water for Soaking and Par-boiling

Step 3

Soak the rice for 30 min - 2 hours. This separates the grains and allows for a more fluffy, less sticky rice.


  • 2 cups Water, 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice. use only 1 to 1 if you washed the rice previously.

Step 4

Measure the water. For Indian style rices like Basmati or Jasmine, less water is needed as a drier rice is desired, use no more than 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice. Use only 1 to 1 if you washed the rice previously.


  • pinch Salt
  • Olive Oil

Step 5

Add a little bit of salt, butter or oil at this time, if desired. It is ok to add bay leaves or cardamom pods directly to the rice cooker to enhance the flavor.

Step 6

Try to get any rice grains around the pot back into the water and level out the rice. Wipe the outside of the pot with a cloth or rag.

Step 7

Place the pot into the rice cooker. Allow the rice to "rest" for 10-15 minutes before removing the lid. This is not required but is commonly recommended in rice cooker instructions, and is automatic in some models. Unplugging the rice cooker or taking the pot off of the heat for this period will minimize the amount of rice that sticks to the pot.
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