Kumar's basmati rice recipe

A perfectly cooked bowl of tilda basmati rice.

Serves: 2 people | Prep time: 5-10 mins | Cooking time: 20-25 mins | Ready in: 30-40 mins

Vegan | Nut-Free | Gluten-Free


  • 3/4 cup Tilda basmati rice (or other white short grain rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp butter (optional)


  1. Rinse rice in a small saucepan with cold water a couple of times until the water is clear. Drain.
  2. Add water to the rice and bring to a light boil on a medium heat without a lid.
  3. Once water is lightly boiling, simmer on a low heat until the water is just no longer visible. Cover the pan with a lid. Simmer gently for 10 minutes on the lowest heat.
  4. When the rice is cooked remove the lid leave the rice to stand for 5 minutes.
  5. To serve, fluff the rice using a fork and serve with dhal and a veg.

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