To cook white basmati rice, put one cup rice in a bowl and cover with water. Swirl water and rice with fingers until cloudy. Drain and repeat, 3-4 more times until water is clear. Cover one more time with water and let sit for 30 minutes. Bring 1 3/4 cups water to a boil, add a little salt and the drained rice. Stir, bring back to boil and then turn down to lowest heat possible, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Cut heat and rest another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. Perfect rice. Thanks Aarti.