Can you cook Rice so it’s light and fluffy?

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Light and fluffy rice Recipe.

I find cooking with rice can be a disaster at times, but with the help of Jamie Oliver‘s recipes I can cook rice so its nice and fluffy. You are probably saying: Yeah right, rice is too hard to cook, but really cooking rice is not that hard. Some people use a bamboo steamer, microwave and others the tradition rice cooker.

I started out, knowing I may fail this a few times and have to practice getting rice to “my perfection”. However, I soon began to realise that it really was not as hard as I first thought (as long as you follow the intructions to the “T”).

Now, you are wondering what goes with what and what kitchen applicanes you will need. Not to worry, all too easy like 1,2, 3 & serve!

Okay lets started with the basics…


sea salt (important to prevent the rice from sticking and becoming gluey.)
• 350g basmati rice



This is my basic recipe for getting perfect rice every time. Have a go at mastering it – you’ll be amazed at the light and fluffy results.

Once you’ve got the hang of that, you can have a go at flavoring it – any flavoring you boil with the rice will infuse it with wonderful fragrances and flavors. So try boiling things like fresh herbs, a cinnamon stick, a few cardamom pods, a strip of lemon zest or even a green tea bag in the water with the rice.

Doubling the amounts in the recipe will give you enough rice to serve 8-12 people.

• Put a large pan of salted water on a high heat and bring to the boil
• Rinse the rice in a colander under running water for about 1 minute, or until the water runs clear (this will stop the grains sticking together later)
• Add your rice to the boiling water and wait for the grains to start dancing around
• From that point, boil for 5 minutes
• Drain the rice in a colander
• Pour 2.5cm of water into the pan, put it back on the heat and bring it to the boil again, then turn down to a simmer
• Cover the rice in the colander with foil or a lid
• Place the colander on top of the pan of simmering water and let the rice steam over it for 8 to 10 minutes
• Remove from the heat and if you’re ready, serve immediately
• If not, leave the foil or lid on and put aside until ready to serve – it should stay warm for about 20 minutes

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3 thoughts on “Can you cook Rice so it’s light and fluffy?

  1. Ezzy I tried to start up a site on rice because I love to cook it but what is a good way to tell people how to keep rice from sticking into clumps after you cook it? It’s usually fine until we go back for seconds and then once it’s dried a bit it clumps up into balls.

    1. Hi there.
      Thank you for leaving a lovely and friendly comment!
      Wonderful to here you are starting up a site about rice cooking.. Exciting. I had the chance today and I have reviewed your site. Well done! Its looks great and keep up the great work.

      Now, to your questions..! The best way to tell people on how to keep rice from sticking into clumps is to ensure you have not put too much water in and remember to add salt, (I prefer to use sea salt as its best for you and adds that extra touch!) Okay, when you go back for seconds, do you reheat your rice ie: in the microwave – if you do you will need to add at least 1-3ml of water; stir in and fluff with a fork. It does depend on how you re-heat the rice, but the method I did mention is universal with rice. If it still keeps clumping.. You have overcooked the rice and it has lost moisture. You can always make egg and rice balls with rosemary – yummy edition! ** Please let me know how you go as I would love to help you onwards with your site about “rice cooking.”

      Have a great day!


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