Egyptian Rice

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook rice from his family. 

Egyptian Rice Recipe

Sandy Menir
This method of cooking rice leaves a beautiful caramelised crust at the bottom.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt


  • Wash rice in sieve and leave to dry
  • Put water on hob to boil
  • Add oil and salt to water
  • Mix
  • Add rice. Stir
  • Cook until rice has absorbed all water
  • Lower heat to minimum and leave to cook another 10 min
  • Stir and leave to cook another 20 min
  • Remove from heat and put pot on wet cloth
  • Remove rice and put on a serving dish
  • Remove crust from the bottom of pot and put on top of the rice


The proportion of rice to water is always 1 cup rice to 1.5 cups water.

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