Lemon Ginger Basmati Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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3 cups basmati rice

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Place the rice in a large pot and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear. Drain well and add 4 1/2 cups water to the pot. Sprinkle with the salt and add the butter, ginger and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes without removing the lid.
  2. Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Cover again and keep warm until ready to serve. For drier rice, leave the lid off after fluffing. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro before serving.