Plain rice

Plain rice is so easy to cook and if you follow the method below you will have fluffy, light, rice every time. Rice is one of the few recipes where volume is used as a measure.

How to cook rice? It is remarkable straightforward. You do not need special pots, any deep microwave proof bowl is good – ceramic bowls work very well as they retain the heat. But if you eat a lot of rice it might be worth investing in a ‘rice pot’ (a Japanese ceramic pot with two lids) or a microwave ‘steamer’. This is one of the few recipes where volume is used as a measure – it works every time.

Plain rice is a really good gluten free vegan staple. It forms the basis of many good meals from curries to stews. Try with chickpea and mushroom curry or Mexican bean pot and guacamole.

Ingredients
1 cup of white basmati rice
2 cups of boiling water

Method
1. Place the rice in a microwave proof bowl. Add the boiling water and stir to ensure there are no clumps of rice
2. Cover the bowl with a lid (slightly ajar) or a piece of damp kitchen roll (smooth down the over the sides of the bowl to create a seal)
3. Microwave of medium power for 5 mins and leave to stand for a further 10 mins. (You may need to slightly adjust your power and cooking time depending upon your microwave).
Plain rice cooked in a rice pot

Plain rice cooked in a rice pot

Plain rice cooked in a rice pot

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