There are about 3 ways to make white basmati rice. It tends to be used as a side dish beside the main meals. I find that between the Lebanese and the Egyptian culter, It is more used in Egypt.
- 1 cup of basmati rice
- 2 cups water (using slow cooked but 1.5 cups water on a stove top)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt to taste
- 1/4 cup vermicelli (optional)
Direction Using rice cooker (I use the most):
Rinse the rice and add it to the slow cooker. Add the water, butter, and salt. Cover it and let it cook. When It is done cooking I tend to leave it a little longer under the "warming" setting to let it dry a little more.
Directions for stovetop with vermicelli:
Melt the butter over medium heat and add a drop of oil to the butter to avoid it burning. Add the vermicelli to the butter and cook it until it turns reddish. Then add rice, water, and salt. Cover it and turn heat to low. Mix it halfway through and cook it until the rice is dry.
Directions for stovetop without vermicelli:
Boil the 1.5 cups of water over medium heat. Then add rice, butter, and salt. Cover it and turn down the oven to low heat. Mix halfway through and let it cook until the rice is cooked and the water is dry.
228 Calories in a serving of 200g
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