The Basic Rice

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


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Modern Classics

Modern Classics

By Frances Bissell

Published 2000

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 250-300 g (8-10 oz) b


Heat the fat in a heavy, lidded saucepan and stir in the rice. Cook for a couple of minutes until the rice is well coated, then add the seasoning and water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat as low as possible and put on the lid. Cook for 18 minutes or so, by which time all the water will have ben absorbed by the rice.

Instead of water, you can cook the rice in suitable stock. If it is