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Rice – it’s one of the most commonly eaten foods around the world and is staple in our everyday diet. There are many different ways to cook rice, but here is a way to make sure you get that light and fluffy texture. Enjoy!

Basic Rice Recipe

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400g of basmati rice (our product code 36RB20 )
3 cardamom pods (our product code 42GC04 )
2 whole star anise (our product code 42SAS01 )
600ml water


  1.   First measure 400g of basmati rice.
  2.  Rinse it in warm water until the water runs clear, meaning you have washed away all the excess starch and dust.
  3.  Now place your rice in a saucepan/rice cooker. Make sure that your pan is big enough as during the cooking process as the rice will expand, absorbing the water, and doubling in size.
  4.  This rice will be served with an Indian curry, so we will be adding some Indian spices to the rice to add a little extra flavour.
  5.  Take 3 cardamom pods and gently tear them open. This will allow the pods to release their flavour. Add them to the pan.
  6.  Add 2 whole star anise; this will add a subtle aniseed flavour.
  7.  Add 600ml water, cover with a lid and over a high heat bring the rice to the boil as quickly as possible. Turn the heat down to low and leave to gently simmer for 8-10 minutes. Don’t continually check the rice, as removing the lid releases all the steam. The steam actually helps make your rice light and fluffy.
  8.  After 8 minutes of cooking turn off the heat and check the rice.
  9.  You know it’s ready when all the water has been absorbed. If it needs a little more cooking time, place the lid back and allow the heat and moisture in the pan to help finish cooking it off.
  10.  When the rice is ready, take a fork and gently toss and stir through the rice to fluff it up.
  11.  Remove the cardamom pods and star anise and serve immediately.

Where To Buy The Ingredients.

All our ingredients can be purchased at www.masalabazaar.co.uk stores across the country.

Please visit http://www.eurofoods.co.uk if you are looking for wholesale basmati rice.