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Perfect Basmati Rice

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Basamti Rice

Making the perfect basmati rice to go with your curry can be an effortless job if you follow a few simple tricks. Although it might seem a simple task there are a few things to keep in mind while making rice, like choosing rice that is aged and has long grains, cooking time, water etc. To make a rice and curry meal taste delicious the texture and flavour of the rice is as important as the taste of the curry. Basmati rice is gluten free, low in fat and nowadays you can even get brown basmati rice for a healthier option. Making your own basmati rice will save you lots of money on the Indian food take-aways and tastes so much better. Left over basmati rice can be turned into a quick fried biryani or spiced and stuffed into vegetables for a whole new dish.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes depending on the quantity
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
Basmati Rice
Water
Few Cloves
Cardamom Pods

Method

Measure 4 handfuls of basmati rice.(one handful equals to one fist for one person)
Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins.
Try to use a pot with a big base to cook the rice in.
Water level should be approx 1 1/2 cm above the rice.


Basamti Rice

Boil the rice for 15 mins, uncovered.
Keep checking for the water level.


Basamti Rice

Once the water is absorbed turn the heat to low and cook covered for a minute.


Basamti Rice

Add the cloves and cardamom pods.
Let it sit for 10 mins covered.
Loosen the rice gently with a spoon and serve.

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