Friday, May 15, 2009

Perfect Rice

I have been searching for the perfect rice recipe and I think I have found it. It is from Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food Cookbook.

Serves 4 (I think it is more like 6 serves)

  • 350g basmati rice
  • sea salt

Put a large saucepan of salted water on a high heat and bring to the boil.
Rinse rice in a colander under running water til water runs clear (this takes about 1 min).
Add rice to saucepan and wait til the grains start dancing around.
From that point boil for 5 minutes.
Drain rice in colander
Pour 2.5cm of water into the saucepan and bring it to the boil then turn down to a simmer.
Cover the rice in the colander with foil or a lid
Place colander on top of the saucepan of simmering water and let the rice steam for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and serve.
The rice will stay warm for about 20 minutes with the foil left on the colander.


Baudains Family said...

Sorry if I am not understanding but how do you boil the rice for 5 minutes without any water.Or are you just using what was around the rice from when you washed it.

Baudains Family said...

Oh don't mind me busy day. I see you put the pot of water on before you rinse the rice.
Sorry...this looks very interesting, never thought of steaming rice before.

Anonymous said...

Love this cook book.. Am a big jamie fan.. DId you watch there series on Tv was really good and i could not beleive that how so many people could not cook a simple meal.. Go jamie go...
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