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Plain Rice

Posted by Dipti Shah on March 19, 2009


  • 1 cup any rice (basmati, long grained, sona-masoor, jasmine)
  • Salt to taste
  • Lots of water for boiling rice.
  • Juice of ¼ lime (optional) or 1 tsp of lime juice
  • Few drops of oil/ghee (optional)


  • Wash rice at least 3 times & soak in water for minimum ½ hour.
  • Meanwhile put a huge stockpot filled with water to boil.
    Add salt to taste. The gas setting should be high & cover with lid to speed up the boiling process.
  • When the water comes to a rolling boil. Take the drained soaked rice & dump it into the boiling water.
  • Switch the gas settings to med.
  • Add lime juice & mix well.
  • Keep stirring occasionally.
  • After 15 minutes check to see if the rice is done. It should not be too mushy , but al dente.
  • Once rice is done drain in a colander.
  • Transfer to serving dish/bowl & fluff once with a fork.

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