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    Never-Fail Rice

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    25 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

    Pierre Dance's Note:

    My friend Jolene gave me this fool-proof recipe 25 years ago. It works for Basmati, Jasmine, Long Grain, just about any type of Rice I've tried. Just follow the recipe and it works every time. I much prefer the flavor of Basmati.

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    1. 1
      If you're cooking Dessert Rice use Water.
    2. 2
      If you're cooking Side dish Rice use Chicken Stock.
    3. 3
      Bring the liquid to a boil.
    4. 4
      Add the Rice, when the liquid comes back to a boil reduce the heat to a bare simmer.
    5. 5
      Cover and simmer for 20 min.
    6. 6
      For Brown Basmati Rice simmer 40 min.
    7. 7
      NO PEEKING, YOU'LL SPOIL IT! If you let the heat out it changes the cooking time!
    8. 8
      After the full 20 minutes remove from heat and fluff the rice with a fork.
    9. 9
      A bit of Saffron added at this time is a good idea for side dish rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 17, 2003


      This is the most well written out perfect rice recipe. I've made this using Kohinoor Basmati rice. It works like a charm! The addition of saffron imparts a slight tinge of yellow-orange colour to it and makes it super wonderful! This is one recipe we cook and eat and enjoy everyday for lunch!

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    • on December 06, 2010


      I've made this twice now and have had good results both times. I used brown basmati rice.

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    • on May 18, 2006


      Perfect rice. Thanks so much Pierre, I will never cook rice in the microwave again. I used chicken stock and saffron as you suggested. This was well worth the 5 stars I am giving it. Thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Never-Fail Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (659 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 228.1
    Calories from Fat 16
    Total Fat 1.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 7.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 4.9 g

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