Basmati Rice Perfection and How to Cook It?

Basmati Rice Perfection and How to Cook It?

Basmti rice has got to be one of those most easy recipes yet is still confusing because it never comes out perfect and fluffy like in the magazines?  Well no more, lets make a fluffy bowl of rice perfection!

The reason I am never without rice in my kitchen is the same reason I am never without pasta. These are brilliant staples and can take a basic meal to extraordinary.  Besides the fact that basmati rice is healthier than white rice because it has less starch, it’s also light an airy and so versatile.

Plated perfectly with curries and roast


Rinse the rice either in a colander or strainer or a fine mesh sieve under cold running water.  You can also add the rice into a pot, add cold water and wash the rice using your hands.  You just need to rinse the rice to get the rid of the starch so no need to wash for long.


Rinsing allows the rice to cook without sticking.

Never lift the lid when cooking rice and give it 5 minutes to steam once the heat has been turned off.

basmati rice


If you follow this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know how it goes! Also, if you take any pictures of your creation and share it on Instagram, please make sure to tag me @anosmickitchen and use the hashtag #anosmickitchen so that I don’t miss your post!  Enjoy cooking a fluffy bowl of perfection.

Basmati Rice Perfection and How To Cook It?

Cuisine Indian
Keyword basmati rice, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp turmeric spice
  • 1 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1 bay leave


  • Rinse the rice in a colander or strainer under a cold running tap.  
  • Add the rice into a pot with the bay leave, turmeric spice, salt and pepper. Add cold water and give everything a mix. Put the lid on and start to cook on high and do not lift the lid while the rice is coming to a boil. 
  • Drop the heat to very low (important) and let the rice cook on simmer of about 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove it from the heat and let the rice steam with the lid on for 5 minutes. 
  • Take the lid off, remove the bay leave and using a fork fluff the rice up nicely and serve. 

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