Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 28 mins

Use BASMATI rice only--do not substitute

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour water into a medium pot.
  2. Add rice and salt.
  3. Cook on high heat uncovered, bring to a boil and boil until the top starts to look dry and holes are visible, about 8 minutes.
  4. Lower heat to the lowest setting you've got and cook covered for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and leave covered for 5 minutes.
  6. Fluff with a fork and enjoy.
Most Helpful

5 5

I have not been able to make Basmati rice until now. Not even with my Persian friend's help! Thank You!!!

4 5

This is a basic white rice that goes with virtually every meal. I used it as a side with Blackened Tilapia and steamed green beans. Leftovers worked well to create Chocolate Rice Pudding.

5 5

Thank you! This was the perfect easy recipe for my first time at cooking Basmati rice. It turned out perfectly and the entire family loved it!