Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Basmati Rice

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  • Total: 40 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups basmati rice

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon salt

Several grinds white pepper

2 3/4 cups cold water


  1. Examine the rice for foreign objects but do not wash. Combine all ingredients except rice in a heavy-bottomed pot with a close-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and cook over the lowest possible heat for 17 to 20 minutes or in a preheated 350 degree oven for 16 minutes.;