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Steamed Basmati Rice

93 Reviews
94% would make this recipe again

Cooking : 15 min Standing : 5 min
180 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

2/3 cup basmati rice 120 g
1 1/3 cup water 330 mL
salt [optional]

Method

  1. Rinse the rice and drain it.
  2. Pour the specified amount of water into a saucepan, cover, then bring to a boil (use about 2-2½ cups of water per cup of rice). Add the rice and salt. Cover and cook over very low heat about 15 min without uncovering.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat. The water should be completely absorbed. Should it not be, cover and simmer for a few more minutes. Let stand, covered, 3-5 min. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (140g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

180

Fat

0 g

1 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

1 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

0 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

40 g

13 %

Fibre

1 g

2 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

4 g

Vitamin A

%

Vitamin C

%

Calcium

1 %

Iron

2 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 1 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugar, Trans Fat
Source of  :
Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of  :
Selenium
Excellent source of  :
Manganese

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½

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93 Reviews (91 with rating only ) 94% would make this recipe again
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slightlywoman
march 17, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

I like rice better in the rice cooker, but this was pretty good. I don't think I would use 1 1/3 cups water though as it made it a little wet for my like, but after letting it sit for 3-5 minutes, it turned out just fine.

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UsernameYvette
august 29, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I really like the texture and taste of this rice.

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slightlywoman
march 17, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

I like rice better in the rice cooker, but this was pretty good. I don't think I would use 1 1/3 cups water though as it made it a little wet for my like, but after letting it sit for 3-5 minutes, it turned out just fine.

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UsernameYvette
august 29, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

I really like the texture and taste of this rice.

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