MOB's Perfect Rice

MOB's Perfect Rice

If you nail this recipe, you’ll never have stodgy rice again!

Cooking Time (Includes Preparation Time): 50 minutes


The cooking time seems long but flies by whilst you cook the rest of your dish.

Feeds: 4 People


  • 240g Tilda Basmati Rice


  1. Weigh 60g of rice per portion.

  2. Rinse the grains thoroughly, until the water runs clear. This helps to remove the starch from the grains.

  3. Soak the rice for 30 minutes for best results. Soaking helps the grains cook for longer. This is worth doing if you have the time even if you soak until the grains become fully white and opaque. Soaking will also help to remove any starch still on the grains.

  4. Drain the rice thoroughly and measure twice as much water to rice. The key is that you follow the measurement of 1 part rice to 2 parts water.

  5. Use a saucepan with a lid. Add the rice and water but keep the lid off for now. 

  6. Bring the rice and water to a boil and then turn down to a light simmer.

  7. Put the lid on and gently simmer the rice for 12 minutes. Do not be tempted to stir the grains and keep the lid on.

  8. Remove from the heat and let the grains steam, standing for 3 minutes.

  9. Fork through the grains gently and serve with your favourite MOB dish and get stuck in!