Quick-Cook Basmati Rice


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Here’s a quick-cook method that produces quite tasty basmati rice for a hurried weeknight. You can also use an American-grown basmati-style rice like Texmati.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon


  1. Place the butter, salt, white pepper (if using), and 6 cups of water in a large, heavy pot and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice and let the water return to a boil over high heat.

  2. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot tightly, and coo