The Correct Way to Cook Airy Rice: Jamie Oliver Shares His 'Flawless' Guide

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.02 - 2023 11:28 AM CET

Jamie Oliver Shares His 'Flawless' Guide.

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Jamie Oliver, the renowned chef, has shared his flawless approach to cooking rice that ensures light and airy results every time.

This method, which doesn't require a rice cooker or any fancy equipment, is described as "super easy" and involves just a few simple steps.

Oliver's "Flawless" Guide to Preparing Rice

  1. Start by boiling a large pot of salted water.

  2. Once boiling, rinse your rice in a colander until the water runs clear. This step removes some of the starch, preventing the grains from sticking together and becoming gritty.

  3. Add 350g of basmati rice to the pot and wait for it to start bubbling. Then, cook for five minutes.

  4. Drain the rice and cover it with foil.

  5. Pour 2.5 cm of water into the pot, bring it to a boil, and then let it simmer.

  6. Place the colander with rice on top and let it steam for eight to ten minutes.

  7. Your rice is ready to serve!

This method, shared by Jamie Oliver according to Pensionist, is a game-changer for those who struggle with cooking rice. It promises to deliver perfectly cooked, fluffy rice every time, making it a valuable addition to any cook's repertoire.