Plain Rice

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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

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Varieties of rice vary in shape, color, starch, and protein content. My cooking is more successful when I tweak my method to the particular variety. The absorption method I share here is a wonderful way to cook long-grain basmati.


  • 1 cup [200 g] basmati rice
  • 4 cups [960


Pick through the rice for any stones or debris. Put the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cool running water until the runoff is no longer cloudy. Transfer to a medium bowl, cover with 2 cups [480 ml