Charishma's Salt Free and Fat Free White Basmati Rice

READY IN: 1hr 15mins


  • 1
    cup long grain basmati rice, cleaned,washed and soaked in water for 45 minutes,then drained before using to cook
  • 2
    cups water, to cook the rice


  • Put the water to boil in a pot on the stove-top.
  • Once it starts boiling rapidly, lower flame and add the drained rice to it.
  • Mix once and then increase the flame.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Once it comes to a boil, lower flame and allow it to cook, uncovered, until all the water has been absorbed by the rice.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork or a spoon.
  • Now, carefully transfer the cooked rice to a rice strainer.
  • Mix once with a spoon or fork.
  • Open the cold water faucet in your kitchen sink.
  • Place the cooked rice that's in the strainer under the cold water faucet.
  • Let the cold water wash over every single grain of rice.
  • Keep mixing the rice grains as the water gushes over them.
  • Once you have given the rice grains a"cold water bath"{as I call it}, and drained out as much water as possible from the rice through the rice strainer, transfer the rice to a large plate.
  • Now, spread the grains as much as possible from each other in the plate.
  • Put the plate in your microwave oven.
  • Microwave for 10 minutes.
  • Dont adjust the power setting to Hi or Low or Medium Hi or Medium Low.
  • Don't bother about that.
  • Just microwave the rice, uncovered, for exactly 10 minutes.
  • Do not mix the rice in these 10 minutes.
  • Do not disturb it.
  • Let the RICE GODDESS WORK HER MAGIC on every single grain.
  • Once 10 minutes are up, let the rice sit for 2 minutes before you open the microwave and take out the cooked rice.
  • Mix well and serve it right off the plate.
  • If its not gone in 30 seconds, I'll change my name!