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Delicious Rice Recipes


Rice is available at regular grocery stores, Asian grocers and health stores. Many Asian grocers stock a variety of brands of rice with interesting sizes, colors and textures of grains.

The images on this page are a dish of white Basmathi Rice and a dish of brown Basmathi rice. Half to one teaspoon of turmeric is all that is needed to color the rice. Turmeric has many health properties including possibly preventing Alzheimer's Disease.

Studies have shown that just ½ teaspoon of cinnamon a day will help to lower LDL cholesterol. It also has blood clotting properties. Check this site for more information on the, Benefits of Cinnamon.

I often add a stick of cinnamon when cooking rice. It has a subtle yet pleasant flavor. In some cultures the meal ends with a mix of yogurt and rice. It is supposed to aid in digestion.

Here is a quick and easy recipe for rice using Basmathi Rice. If you use a rice-cooker then these steps do not apply. Just follow the directions for the use or a rice cooker.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 8-10 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • A piece of cinnamon (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil water
  • Remove any debris, wash rice and add to the boiling water
  • Add salt to taste
  • Cook for about 10 minutes. Do not cover with the lid
  • Use a long handled spoon to scoop a few grains, if soft, the rice is done
  • Carefully remove the pot from the stove and drain the water in a colander
  • Your rice is now ready
a cooked bowl of rice

Cooked Basmati Rice

a cooked bowl of rice

Cooked Basmati Brown Rice with turmeric and flavoured with a cinnamon

If you have any questions or would like to add a recipe of your own, email me, Nirmala, at email address
I will be happy to help in any way I can. The site will be regularly updated with tasty recipes and hints and tips. You can also reach me at Contact

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