Plain Steamed Rice
- 2 cups Basmati rice
- 2 tablespoons butter (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- 2 cups water
In a large bowl, rinse rice thoroughly. Put rice in a cooking pan. Add water, butter, salt and sugar if used. Close lid; bring to boil. Set heat to low and allow cooking until all liquid is absorbed and rice is steamed to perfection. Alternatively, a rice cooker can be used. Serve with vegetable or meat preparations.