Soak rice 10-15 minutes for extra grain length (optional). For enhanced taste, add 2 teaspoons of oil or 1 tablespoon of butter and a pinch of salt for each dry cup of rice prepared. To remove excess starch, rinse Royal® Basmati Rice 1-2 minutes, then drain. For firmer rice, use less water and reduce cooking time. For Softer rice, use more water and increase cooking time.
Stove top method:
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in sauce pan with tight fitting lid. Add 1 cup rice, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Rice cooker method:
Use ratio: 1 cup (dry rice): 2 cups (water). See rice cooker manual for specific operation.
Microwave method: (1200 Watt rating):
Combine 1 cup rice and 2 1/4 cups water in a microwave-safe tray (1 1/2 qts - 2 qts). Cover tightly with microwave-safe lid and cook on high power setting for 15 minutes. Remove from microwave.
Caution: Bowl will be hot.
Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate. Adjust cooking time as needed.