Rice is a major dish of Indian cuisine. They are healthy, tasty and fulfilling. They are cooked in various styles to make delicious fried rice, biryani and Kheer. The most common way of cooking rice plain rice, which can be served with any gravy or dal. Here is the step-by-step recipe of making plain rice.

Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 1 cup Basmati rice or any other rice
  • 2 cups water (Different type of rice require different amount of water, so you can do a test how much water is required for your rice.)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp ghee (optional)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Take the rice in a bowl and wash them gently by changing water 3-4 times (till the water appears clear.)
  • Pour clean water in the rice and let them soak in water for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, drain the rice. Put them into a saucepan, add 2 cups water, oil and salt. Bring to a boil and then cook on low flame for 15 minutes (or till the water evaporates) with a slightly open lid.


  • Keep checking in between if the rice are cooked.
  • The size of rice increases on cooking so select the saucepan accordingly.
  • Don’t cover the lid completely as the water will boil and come out.
  • Instead of cooking the rice in saucepan, you can pressure cook them for 1 whistle on low flame.

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