This is the grain that feeds so many people.

It is the ideal accompaniment for many spicy foods, simple to prepare, quick to cook.

Wholegrain brown rice is best for you being high in fibre, but white rice is softer on the palate.

Some Indian Fair Trade rices are available, mainly from Traidcraft.

Servings: I use 60g / 2 oz per person.

This is an English dish.

This recipe contains the following types of ingredient: plants and fungi.


60 g
5 ml
FAIRTRADE turmeric
60 g
frozen peas
30 g
FAIRTRADE raisins or FAIRTRADE sultanas


Measure out the amount of rice you need and wash the rice under the cold tap (in a seive) for a minute or so.

Meanwhile boil a good quantity of water.

When the water is at a rolling boil, add the rice, and stir immediately to prevent sticking.

Once the water is back at the boil, reduce to about half heat and allow the rice to cook. . .

. . for 12 to 15 minutes for white rice.

. . for 25 to 35 minutes for brown rice.

Test for "done" by nibbling a grain or two. There should be no crunchy texture.

Drain the rice and wash with boiling water if you think it needs it.


Boiled rice: Variations.

Add 5 ml Fair Trade Turmeric as the water is boiling for yellow rice.

Add some peas just before the end of the cooking for Peas Pilau.

Add FAIRTRADE Raisins as the water is boiling

Rice is a very versatile grain and can be used in a variety of ways. For examples seeVegetable rice, Nasi Goreng, or click here for a FAIRTRADE COOKBOOK list.