Basmati Rice, Pilaf-Style

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 1997, America's Test Kitchen TV

Cook without soaking or rinsing, and use the pilaf method.

SERVES4 as a side dish

TIME50 minutes

Basmati Rice, Pilaf-Style

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a basmati rice pilaf recipe that produced light, fluffy, aromatic rice, we first rinsed the rice to remove excess starch. Then we toasted whole spices in some oil before toasting the rice itself. Adding water and then cooking the rice o...

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