Basic Recipe for White Rice

This is called the absorption method and it works for any quantity of rice - 1 cup of water for every cup of rice.

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Prep Time: 30mins Servings: 2
  • 1 cup rice

    1 cup water

    pinch of salt

  • 1. Wash the rice and put it in a saucepan which has a close-fitting lid. Add the water and the salt.

  • 2. With the lid off the pan, bring the water to a fast boil.

  • 3. Stir once, put on the lid and reduce the heat to very low. A simmer mat is useful over a gas flame.

  • 4. Leave the rice for 20 minutes and do not lift the lid!

  • 5. Remove from the heat, then lift the lid and stir the rice gently with a wooden fork or a pair of chopsticks (this prevents the grains from breaking). Replace the lid and leave for 5 minutes, then serve.

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