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How to Cook Basmati Rice Recipe

How to Cook Basmati Rice Recipe with step by step pictures. This rice is a beautiful variety of rice - which is fragrant, long grained so it should be cooked in special way. Follow these steps to cook perfectly a Basmati Rice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
soaking time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 338 kcal


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1.5 cup Water


  • Take rice in a bowl and wash it really well with different changes of water. Now take it in a bowl and cover with water..
  • Let it soak for a minimum of 15 mins, you can soak it upto 1 hour max.
  • Now drain the rice, take it in a sauce pan. Cover with 1.5 cup of water, add some salt and mix well.
  • Bring this to a boil, cover the pot and simmer to the lowest flame. Cook this for 12 to 15 mins by which time the rice must have absorbed all the water.
  • Now open it and fluff it with a fork. Cover the pot again and leave to sit for 15 mins.
  • Now you can fluff it and serve or use in your cooking.


1)For making dum biryani add 1 cup water to 1 cup rice. Since you will be cooking it again during the dum process.
2)For making fried rice add 1.5 cup of water to 1 cup rice.
3)For serving it with curries, you can follow this proportion itself, but if you want little more softer rice, you can add upto 1 ¾ cup of water to 1 cup of
rice. You can even add 2 cup of water to 1 cup of rice as well.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Basmati Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Sodium 595mg26%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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