Plain White Rice

AuthorFood For RoyaltyCategoryDietDifficultyBeginner

‘Plain White Rice’ uses the traditional Two-Step Method of preparing rice - Boil and steam

Prep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins
 2 tsp salt
 1 cup oil
 8 cups boiling water
 2 cups Basmati Sella Rice
 1 cup cold water
 1 tsp shah jeera (caraway seeds)
 1 star anise
 1 cup ghee or butter
 1 tbsp crispy-fried, browned onions for garnish
TIP
 Ghee or butter may be substituted with coconut oil as a healthy alternative.
1

Add oil and salt to rapidly boiling water.

2

Add the rice and stir well. Boil unclosed for 10-15 minutes until rice becomes tender.

3

Drain rice in a colander, rinse under cold water and drain well.

4

Return the rice to the pot, add 1 cup cold water and steam on low heat for 12-15 minutes.

5

When rice starts to steam add shah jeera, star anise and butter. Mix the rice lightly and close the pot immediately.

6

Steam until done.

7

Remove from heat and garnish.

Ingredients

 2 tsp salt
 1 cup oil
 8 cups boiling water
 2 cups Basmati Sella Rice
 1 cup cold water
 1 tsp shah jeera (caraway seeds)
 1 star anise
 1 cup ghee or butter
 1 tbsp crispy-fried, browned onions for garnish
TIP
 Ghee or butter may be substituted with coconut oil as a healthy alternative.

Directions

1

Add oil and salt to rapidly boiling water.

2

Add the rice and stir well. Boil unclosed for 10-15 minutes until rice becomes tender.

3

Drain rice in a colander, rinse under cold water and drain well.

4

Return the rice to the pot, add 1 cup cold water and steam on low heat for 12-15 minutes.

5

When rice starts to steam add shah jeera, star anise and butter. Mix the rice lightly and close the pot immediately.

6

Steam until done.

7

Remove from heat and garnish.

Plain White Rice

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