Madhur Jaffrey’s Plain Basmati Rice Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Dec 16, 2022 • 2 min read

This is the simplest way to cook basmati rice, an aged, aromatic long-grain variety from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Washing the rice thoroughly to remove its surface starches and steaming it in the oven ensures that each grain is separate, a hallmark of well-cooked rice. In India, “we say that when you cook basmati rice, it should be like brothers,” Madhur says. “Close to each other, but not stuck to each other.”