- 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
- Same procedure
for any other rice, soak 30 minutes.
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
- Remove and drain
in the sink in a colander.
- Save water in a
container to dilute and use as starch for
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.
proceed in the Microwave:
- In microwave,
heat 3 cups water in a large bowl.(Use the rice
- Add rice to the
- 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
- Always use a
large, deep bowl, to avoid overflows and