Aromatic Basmati Rice (Rice Cooker)

Total Time
1hr 1min
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 hr

From The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook. The authors specify a 6 cup rice cooker for this, but I've had no problem with my 3 cup model. This would be wonderful as a side to tandoori chicken. Do not eat the whole spices. Cook time includes letting the rice rest on the 'keep warm' setting.


  1. Rinse the rice in a fine strainer, then drain thoroughly.
  2. Place all ingredients in the rice cooker bowl, and swirl to combine.
  3. Set the machine for the regular white rice cycle.
  4. When the machine shifts to 'keep warm', set a timer for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, fluff rice with the plastic paddle or a wooden spoon.
  6. Serve now, or leave on 'keep warm' for up to 4 hours.
Most Helpful

This was great rice and I loved that it was made in my rice cooker! I subbed about half the water with coconut milk as I had some leftover from another recipe. Made for ZWT 8

Cadillacgirl August 23, 2012

The rice turned out perfectly and had good flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT6.

Pesto lover June 25, 2010

Well I got perfect rice also, I served this with South African Curry#392938 and the two went very well together. I kind of crushed my cardamom a bit to let the flavour out, you could really taste the two spices. A very nice recipe. Thank you for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010.

Tea Jenny June 22, 2010