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The best, most simple, foolproof rice

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 2x saucepans


  • 1 cup long grain rice Jasmine or Basmati preferred
  • 2 cups later
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fat Nuttelex, or butter/ghee if you take dairy


  • Add the salt and water to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Whilst the water is coming to the boil, in another saucepan melt the fat and gently fry the rice until the grains begin to become translucent.
  • Slowly poor the boiling salted water over the rice. Be careful as the hot water will cause the fat to spit.
  • Put on a tight-fitting lid, turn the temperature down to the lowest setting, and cook for 20 minutes.


To make more or less you simply multiply the quantities.
  • 1 part rice to 2 parts water is the key.
  • 1 tsp of salt per cup of dry rice, or 25 grams of salt per kg of dry rice
  • 1 tbsp of fat per cup of dry rice, or ~70 grams of fat per kg of dry rice
Keyword Comfort Food, staple