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Cook the Best Long Rice in 2 Steps

Long rice is also called Indian rice. It is used in the Middle East by a wide range of families. People use Indian rice for Mandi, Biryani, Chicken rice, and other recipes.

The original strategy to cook your long rice is in the recipe below. You can use this method in various dishes.

The Long Rice Challenge, NOT a Piece of Cake!

Long rice or Indian rice is challenging to make. Consider the rice rules and abide by them to obtain the perfect long rice texture.

One, fry for 1 minute with one tablespoon of oil or butter. It helps the rice to ripen right.

The second rule, lower the heat to the maximum level and keep the rice pot closed for 3o minutes. The steam helps the rice to be soft and on point.

Some Personal Issues with Long Rice

My husband steals into the kitchen and opens the long rice pot to check on it. The first thing I do is take a deep breath. The second thing is driving Mr. Arbid out of the kitchen. 

He always tells me that nothing will happen to rice. I explain to him that some people, I am one, see the difference between textures, and he doesn’t believe me!

If you open the pot during the process, the texture of the rice will differ from when it is closed.

If you agree, leave in the comments your rice procedure, I’ll be more than happy to read them!

Indian longgrain rice - side dish

Indian or Basmati Rice

Cook the Best Long Rice in 2 Steps 1Myassar Itani
Long grain rice is the best side dish for several spicy meals, saucy meals, and grainy. Easy to make and tasty to eat.
Cook Time 30 minutes
soak 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people


  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 cup Rice long
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • tsp salt
  • 2 cups water


Preparing Instructions

  • Wash your cup of rice until the water becomes clear.
  • Soak the rice in warm or hot water for 20 minutes, then get rid of the water.

Cooking Instructions

  • In a pot, add 1 tbsp of oil, then add the rice. Then, mix them together.
  • After 1 minute, add 2 cups of water.
  • Add your salt and stir for a moment.
  • Close the pot for 25 to 30 minutes on low heat.


I am not a freak or anything, but I highly recommend not opening the pot of rice before 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, you can check on the rice if it is good to go; this depends on the rice!
The vapor and the pot's heat are essential to the perfect rice texture.
The rice must not be sticky or crunchy. It will have this perfect texture that you will know when you see it.
There are many different ways to cook your rice. I love this one because you can re-heat your rice in a pan or pot whenever you need it.
Tell me about your way or another way to cook the rice in the comments section. It would be awesome to share.
Keyword Indian rice, long rice, rice

Myassar Itani

Lived in Beirut, Lebanon, THIS IS NO BORING, Helped my mother and grandmother at home from age 8 till 24 years. Learned how to cook, clean, raise a baby... Worked at supermarkets from age 16 till 24 years. I will guide you through the experiences I acquired, which I turned into creative ideas. Step by step and in detail, So stay tuned and subscribe!

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