Cooking Basics

How to cook Rice? Learn easy steps to cook plain Rice

How to cook plain rice?

Rice is one of the most consumed staple food in India. It has been an essential component of our diet since centuries. Rice is one of those form of cereal grains which is loved across length and breadth of our country. Not just our country, but it forms a part of staple diet all over the globe. Rice is one such form of one’s diet that it has innumerable forms of cooking.

If you are home alone and you are wondering ‘What shall I have in meals today?’ and there seems no way out, you can simply use this Recipe and satiate your appetite. This simple recipe of cooking Rice will not take much time and it will be ready by the time your friend replies to your text. LOL!

In different cuisines, it is cooked very differently. Be it Chinese, Indian, or Continental etc, the way of making Rice varies. However, the basics of cooking Rice is common. It is not as hard as it seems to be. Before I share with you different recipes of cooking Rice in variety of cuisines, you should first try this simplest form of making Rice. Hope you all like it 🙂


Rice – 1 Cup

Water – 4 Cups

Ghee – Few drops

Salt – A pinch

Fried Garlic (Optional)

Chopped Coriander (Optional)


1.       Add Water to a saucepan and let it boil. Add Ghee and Salt to it.

2.       When Water starts boiling, add Rice to it. Close it with the lid or an utensil. Let it be cooked on medium-high flame for 10-12 minutes.

3.       After 05 minutes, drain out the excess Water. Your Rice is now ready to be served!

4.       Top it with Fried Garlic and Chopped Coriander and serve it hot.

Chef’s tip: How to check if Rice has boiled or not?

Take out a very small portion of Rice out, and press them. If they are easily pressed or easily smudged; they are well cooked.


Do try and let me know how it turned out. Like, Share, and do Comment below!

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