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Best fluffy basmati rice ever

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Prep: Cook: 20 minutes

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Serves 4

What is so difficult about cooking rice, one might say! I have got a fool-proof microwave rice recipe to make the perfect fluffy rice each time.

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  • Rice - 2 cups, I use basmati rice
  • Tap water - 4 1/4 cups
  • Oil / Butter / Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp


  1. Add all the ingredients in a microwavable pot and cook for 20 minutes on full power.

  2. Once the 20 minutes is over use a fork to fluff up your rice.

  3. For best results cover with a tight lid and stand for a further 5 mts.

  4. Best served ASAP.

  5. If you are using it after it has been cooled down or been in refrigerator, add a sprinkle of water before microwaving again.

  6. For best results, wash ur rice in running tap water prior to cooking to remove extra starch

  7. Flavour up ur rice with anything at all - left over chick pea curry, masala of egg masala, some frozen veg( plus more salt), or anything that u might fancy.

  8. Watch this blog at for more easy rice based recipes.

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