How to make Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

206 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Long grain rice (Basmati) ,Water

How to Make 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.
  • Use the same procedure for any other variety of rice, but make sure you soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • To proceed on Stove:
  • On stove, place plenty of water to boil.
  • When water begins to boil, add rice along with the water in which it was soaked.
  • Once boiling resumes, simmer and cover the vessel partially.
  • Simmer till done, (approx 10 minutes)
  • To check if rice is done, take a grain between thumb & finger.
  • Press. It should break easily, but not be hard.
  • It should also 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.
  • How to cook rice in a Pressure Cooker:
  • In pressure cooker, take rice in a cooker container.
  • Add the water in which it was soaked too. Add enough water so that the water is a little less than double the quantity of rice.
  • Cover, and cook for 2 whistles. For any other variety of rice other than Basmati rice, cook for an extra whistle.
  • Allow steam to escape 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 you are not using Basmati rice, increase the quantity of water by half cup.
  • Always use a large, deep bowl, to avoid overflows and spillovers.