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  • TM 5
published: 2016/02/15
changed: 2018/09/18



  • up to 400g Jasmin or Basmati Rice
  • Boiling water

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Recipe's preparation

  1. Add no more than 400g rice into simmering basket. Then pull out simmering basket and rinse under tap. While you are rinsing Rice, pop the kettle on. Put the basket back into TM Bowl (with rice still inside) and fill covering rice with water by 1cm. Cook 11mins/98 deg/Sp2 with MC on. Use straight away.


You don't have to make the full 400g, you can do however much you like. I usually do 200g as I use it as a side dish. It cooks for the same amount of time though.

Perfect fluffy rice every time!


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    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
    For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

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Vorwerk Thermomix ® and The Mix Australia Pty Ltd and The Mix New Zealand Ltd assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
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  • 24. July 2023 - 18:36

    Perfect every time!

  • 3. May 2023 - 18:15

    Perfect is right! I love that I can control the volume so easily instead of making tons of rice when it's just 2-3 of us

  • 11. March 2022 - 00:06

    this is the way, i put a pinch of saffron and 1/2 tspn of tumeric for the yellow rice. Thank You, FordGirl.

  • 20. April 2021 - 16:23

    Perfect every time 😊

  • 11. September 2020 - 15:39

    Great for white rice
    I cooked red rice with this method but it took about 35 min. Probably needs 1.5cm of water to 2cm above rice level.

  • 28. August 2020 - 18:30

    Thank you! Cooking a small quantity of rice just for me can be quite difficult but this was perfect.

  • 11. June 2020 - 12:18

    Only rice recipe we use

  • 11. April 2020 - 19:06

    I had forgotten how to cook rice from the demo as it was a few yrs ago and the auto menu doesnt tell you to use the basket. I have been struggling cooking it straight in the bowl with the water- so gluggy and trying to get it out of my bowl has been a treat ( not! ) Thank you for stating this simple step. I cooked my basmati rice an extra 8mins as it was undercooked but it was beautiful and fluffy and easy to remove from the bowl. 😀😀😀👍👍👍

  • 12. November 2019 - 11:54

    thats the only way i cook my rice now... perfect every time, thank you for posting SmileSmile

  • 14. July 2019 - 21:20

    SimoneCecil: I usually start the cooking off at speed 3.5 or 4 for around 4-6 minutes depending on amount of rice used, then turn back speed to 2. Once time has elapsed I put into thermoserver until needed and it finishes off. If I want to use immediately I extend cooking for a minute or two.

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