Basic Fluffy Rice Recipe

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Basic Fluffy Rice Recipe

Another method, now one of our favorites to cook rice for garnish with any vegetable or meat / fish dish. Here in the recipe, and in general, I prefer to cook basmati rice, but any kind of rice can be prepared by this method. The first time I noticed that this is how it is done at the restaurant where I had practiced as a chef, I periodically applied it at home but only now I thought of showing it to you.

It is an exemplary rice, grain by grain for sure, very aerated, non-sticky, a little al dente, I definitely recommend you to try it. Especially since it is a bit more dietary than plain rice because by boiling in more water a lot of starch is washed from it.


1 cup
4 l
1 tbsp
Vegetable oil
2 tbsp

Step by step


Measure the rice with a glass and place it in a deep bowl for washing.

At this amount of water you can put a maximum of 2 glasses of rice, at least as much as you want.


Pour the water into the pan and bring to a boil. I use a 5 liter one.

The idea is to have more water in relation to the rice, so the starch is removed and the rice is non-sticky.


Until the water boils, wash the rice in a few waters.


When the water starts to boil, add salt, rice and mix well.

As it boils again, turn down the heat and let it boil slowly. Stir regularly.


After 2-3 minutes of cooking, the rice is like this, the grain is still whole and raw.


After 7 minutes, my basmati rice is ready - boiled, a little al dente but not completely scattered.

I would really recommend leaving it a little rawer. The cooking time can be different, depending on what rice you use, you are guided by the above and taste periodically.


Now is the time to drain it using a sieve or pasta drainer.


Put it back in the pan, sprinkle with oil and mix gently.


Level well with a spoon or spatula and cover the pan with a lid.

Leave it covered for 15-20 minutes, you will notice that during this time the rice will cook passively and become fluffier. Mix it carefully after this time and notice the airy texture.


Here you see the texture more closely.


You can combine it with vegetables, meat, fish, whatever you like.

We served it with Pea Curry , a delicious combination.

Good appetite!

Quantity: 300 g (2-3 servings)
Prep time: 25 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 5 min
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