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Yellow Basmati Rice Recipe

Updated on March 10, 2013

Basmati Rice goes with Just about Anything

Rice soaks up the flavors and balances the textures of soups, stews, and curries. So many bowls benefit from a bed of savory yellow rice.

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RAte Yellow Basmati Rice

3.7 stars from 10 ratings of Basmati Rice

Rice Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, hat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in 3 cups water, the rice, turmeric, salt, and pepper, and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until all of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and fluff the rice. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  2. Spoon the cooked rice into shallow bowls and ladle the soup, stew chili, or gumbo over the top.


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      Susan 5 years ago from India

      Wow. This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      It is polished white ma'am.... on steaming.. it elongates and takes the essence of steam quite well!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Nice easy and delicious recipe. Thanks!

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      I love basmati rice. Thanks for sharing it. Useful!

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Thank you rahul. What is the of color basmati rice in Dehradun?

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      The best basmati rice belongs to my city, Dehradun, India.. the color the texture as you have outlined here is very royal and polished white!

      great hub!