Basic Recipes > Boil Rice

How to boil rice (for 2-3 people):
When cooked correctly, long grain rice should be dry and fluffy white separate grains. It is the ideal accompaniment for curries and chillies.


1 cup long grain rice
2 cups of cold water
pinch of salt
saucepan with tight fitting lid
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put the rice and water into the saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat.
- Put the lid onto the saucepan (if it does not fit tightly, place a clean tea cloth over the pan and push the lid down over it).
- Leave to stand with no heat at all for about 15 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is separate and fluffy.