Basmati is a long grain rice famous all over the world. Its an aromatic long grained rice with very light nutty flavour. There are different brands but when you buy go for the best quality.

Cooking Basmati is very simple but to get it right there are few steps to follow. 

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This recipe is for 2 cups of Basmati rice. Add the rice in to a bowl.
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Soak the rice for 1/2 an hour.  
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Wash several times and drain the water completely.  Better to pass it through a strainer. If you leave any that will count on to the water and your rice can go sticky. Add salt to the rice to your taste.
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For each cup of rice add 11/2 cups of water.
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Put it on the stove cover well and bring the water to boil. Lower the heat and simmer until there is no water. Switch off and leave covered about 5-10 minutes. 
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The steam in rice helps to cook the rest and it becomes fluffy. Fluff using a fork or a chopstick.

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It stays nice and fluffy. This rice can be used to serve as it is or use for fried rice.