In this video, you’ll see how to make perfect Persian rice. It’s the best way to make rice. The beauty of this method is that it doesn't rely on any specific measurements, or even exact times. This might make you nervous, but just go with it, and you’ll discover: it’s totally foolproof. As Chef John says, “This is the best technique ever invented for making long-grain rice.” You’ll parboil the rice first, then steam it. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Persian Rice. For best results, use basmati rice.