A completely foolproof method to delicious, fluffy basmati rice every time. Rinsing and soaking the rice before cooking are just a couple of keys to the rice of your dreams.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Sazon Con Azafran packetoptional
Add rice to a small bowl and add enough water to cover completely. Stir and pour off water, being careful to not pour the rice out. Repeat 3 times. Add water for the fourth time, and let the rice soak for 30 minutes.
Once the rice has soaked, drain off the excess water in a fine strainer and run water over the rice to rinse.
Bring cooking liquid and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Once boiling, add rice. Stir to combine. Bring back to a boil.
Turn heat down to medium and cover. Cook for 6 minutes or until liquid is completely absorbed.
Turn the heat off and leave the lid on the saucepan for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, pour the rice onto a sheet pan and spread into an even layer. Allow the rice to cool for 2-3 more minutes before serving.
*Water, broth or any other liquid with a similar consistency; go easy on the salt if you're using broth or choose reduce sodium broth.