Persian Recipe: Basmati Rice

by | Living Well

Yes. A recipe for making rice. It sounds easy, but many people have difficulty getting it to come out right if they are making anything other than that icky instant stuff. ┬áThe instructions include washing the rice, and that can’t be emphasized enough. Basmati rice has a wonderful delicate scent: washing the rice releases that scent, and removes all that extra starch that masks the flavor, as well.
Persian Recipe: Basmati Rice


3 cups basmati rice
2 Tbsp salt
8 cups cold water


pick over the rice carefully to remove any grit

wash rice: wash the rice by placing it into a large bowl and covering in warm water. Gently agitate with your hand, then pour off the water. Repeat five times to get the rice clean.

Cook rice: in a large non-stick pot, bring the water and salt to a boil. Add the rice to the pot and boil hard for 6-10 minutes. Gently stir to remove any rice sticking to the bottom. Once the rice rises to the top it is done. Drain the rice and rinse with warm water.

recipe from Culinary Communion
Judy Schwartz Haley


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