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Basmati Chawal - Basmati Reis


  • 1 cup (220 g) basmati rice

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ½ teaspoon salt (to taste)

  • some Ghee for serving (optional)


Wash the rice several times in cold water until the water remains clear. Soak in room temperature water for at least 10 minutes, then drain in a colander.

Place the rice, water and salt in a large pot.

Stir with a ladle or wooden spoon.

Place a glass lid on top and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cook the rice, covered, for 10 minutes.

Then remove the pot from the heat and let the rice swell for another 10 minutes.

Just before serving, spread a few drops of Ghee over the rice, if desired, and fluff the rice lightly with a fork.


  • During the cooking process, you will see crater bubbles forming in the rice where the water is boiling. Over time, the bubbles will become fewer, meaning that the rice is absorbing the water.

  • If you are concerned that there is not enough water in the pot, you can tilt the pot slightly. When the rice slides to the side, you can see if there is still water underneath.

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