Stove-Top Plain Rice


Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
Joon: Persian Cooking Made Simple

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2015

  • About

This is a very simple way to make wonderful rice in only 30 minutes. It is a technique favored around the Caspian, where rice is eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


  • 3 cups (600 g) white basmati rice
  • cups (1.3


  1. Wash the rice by placing it in a large container and covering it with water. Agitate gently with your hand, then pour off the water. Repeat 5 times until the water is no longer cloudy. Soak for 30 minutes. Drain, using a fine-mesh colander. If using American long-grain rice, do not wash or soak, and reduce the water to