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Basic jasmine rice

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From Chinese Food Made Easy


  1. Place the rice into a heavy-based saucepan and add the boiling water. Bring to the boil and then cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce to a low heat. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

  2. Uncover the pan and remove from the heat. Fluff up the rice grains with a fork and serve immediately.


  • 350g/12oz jasmine rice, rinsed until the water runs clear
  • 600ml/1 pint boiling water

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