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Boiled Rice using Absorbtion Technique

Created by SteveA

This is a simple recipe for cooking boiled rice (Basmati) using the absorbtion method.

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20 mins


  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt

Recipe Method

1. Measure out a cup of rice, add to a medium sized pan (I don't bother rinsing the rice for this).

2. Add double the amount of water to rice - 2 cups in this instance, to the pan.

3. Bring to the boil, and boild through for a minute or so with the lid off.

4. Put the lid on the pan, and turn down to the lowest setting for a low simmer.

5. Cook for around 10-14 minutes until all the water has been absorbed.

6. Turn off the heat and leave the rice for another 5-10 minutes to steam gently.

7. Serve :-)


Never tempted to lift the lid (unless you've added too much water), as it will spoil the process !

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