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Basic White Rice Recipe
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Basic White Rice is one of the first recipes that you will learn if you are just starting out in the kitchen. Rice is a staple food in many parts of India and across the world.

Being mostly plain in taste themselves, they are generally enjoyed with various kinds of gravies. They go very well with all Dals like Rajma Masala, Dal Tadka, Sambar etc. They can also be enjoyed with various curries like Punjabi Kadhi Pakora, Kadai Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala etc.

To make Basic White Rice at home follow the detailed step by step recipe posted below.

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Servings: 2

CategoryMain Course

Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 18g

Protein: 2g

Ingredients for Basic White Rice Recipe

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, optional

Step By Step Instructions for Basic White Rice Recipe

  • Wash one cup of rice and put it in pressure cooker.

  • Add two cups of water along with a tsp of cooking oil to it. The oil prevents the rice from sticking together.

  • Optionally, you can also add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. This helps the salt get absorbed during cooking and prevents the rice from sticking.

  • Turn the heat to high. Wait for 3 steams (around 10 mins) and turn off the heat.

  • You can also use a pan/container with for cooking and cover it with a lid.

  • If cooking without a lid, add 3 cups of water instead.

  • The given measurements are for 2 people. You can scale the quantity of rice and water in the same ratio up or down as desired.

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