Boil Rice

This is a simple fail safe way of making rice. Plain boiled rice is a food staple. It’s cheap, nutritional and easy to make. Don’t waste money with pre-cooked supermarket rice or boil in the bag. Boil your own rice.


I recommend using Basmati Rice as it’s has a lovely aromatic flavour, is fluffy and easy to cook. However, you can use any rice you like as the cooking steps are the same for all types of basic rice.

  1. 1/4 Cup of Basmati Rice per person


  1. Use approximately 2.5 times the amount of water as amount of rice.
  2. Boil water in a saucepan
  3. When boiling, add rice and stir
  4. Bring water back to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour rice into a collander
  6. Wash rice with fresh boiling water to remove the starch and place colander over empty saucepan.
  7. Place a sheet of kitchen paper over the rice and leave to stand for about 4 minutes. This allows for some of the remaining to evaporate.
  8. Stir rice to loosen and serve.