This is the basic side dish, to accompany any meal and is quite easy to do. Do not be daunted by any of it!
250 grams of Long Grain/Basmati Rice-This should serve around 4 people, and is roughly 1/4 of a 1Kg bag of rice.
A Pinch Of Salt
Water to cover the pot
Small amount of Margarine/Butter
In a bowl, pour out the rice, and wash the starch from the rice at least 3 times. Afterwards, put some water over the rice, enough to cover the rice in the bowl. Pour this into a pot, being sure not to spill the rice grains! Take a pinch of salt, and sprinkle into the pot. Put some margarine into the pot also. Cover the pot and leave to boil on a rapid heat, until the water starts to evaporate a little. When this happens, turn the heat down and leave the rice to steam-cook for at least 15 minutes. If some grains have not cooked yet, pour a little water over the pot and lift the grains using a fork to separate the grains, by gently making an upwards stirring motion.. Almost like raking grass. After this, simmer on a low heat until the liquid has been absorbed. Serve with a meat or vegetarian dish of you choice.