Basmati Rice

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 23 min
  • Prep: 3 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Save Recipe


3 cups basmati rice

Cold water



  1. Wash the rice twice in cold water to remove impurities and drain through a strainer.
  2. Add the rice to a large saucepan and cover with cold water until the water reaches about 1/2-inch above the rice. Add a little salt, to taste, and bring the rice and the water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, stir the rice then cover with a tight lid and cook until all the water has been absorbed. The rice normally takes about 15 minutes to cook and should be light and fluffy when cooked. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

Cook’s Note

After 4 minutes on low heat, I like to remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cook in its own steam.

Simple Basmati Rice

Rice Pilaf

Sushi Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Confetti Rice

Perfect Microwave Rice

Chicken Rice Soup

Mexican Rice Casserole