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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Long grain Rice (Basmati) ,Water

How to Make Rice

  • Take 1 cup basmati, long grain rice, wash with water in a rotary motion, between palms.
  • Remove water 2-3 times till milkiness disappears.
  • Soak with enough water over the rice, add 1/2 tsp. salt.
  • Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Same procedure for any other rice, soak 30 minutes.
  • To proceed on Stove:
  • On stove, place plenty of water to boil.
  • When boiling starts, add rice and its water.
  • Once boiling resumes, simmer covered partially.
  • Simmer till done, (approx 10 minutes)
  • To check, take a grain between thumb & finger.
  • Press. Should break easily, but not have a hard grain.
  • Also, should not become pasty.
  • Remove and drain in the sink in a colander.Save water in a container to dilute and use as starch for clothes.
  • To proceed in the Pressure Cooker:
  • In pressure cooker, take rice in a cooker container.
  • Add its water too. The fingers when run it, should have water high enough to touch second phalange.
  • Cover, and cook to allow 2 whistles.For any other variety cook an extra whistle.
  • Allow steam to come out and cool cooker before opening.
  • To proceed in the Microwave:
  • In microwave, heat 3 cups water in a large bowl(Use the rice water first).
  • Add rice to the boiling water.
  • Cover loosely and cook on high for 14-15 minutes.
  • Allow to stand for 5-7 minutes before opening.
  • If any other rice, increase the quantity of water, by half cup.
  • Always use a large, deep bowl, to avoid overflows and spillovers.