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  1. Take 1 cup basmati, long grain rice, wash with water in a rotary motion, between palms.
  2. Remove water 2-3 times till milkiness disappears.
  3. Soak with enough water over the rice, add 1/2 tsp. salt.
  4. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  5. Same procedure for any other rice, soak 30 minutes.

To proceed on Stove:

  1. On stove, place plenty of water to boil.
  2. When boiling starts, add rice and its water.
  3. Once boiling resumes, simmer covered partially.
  4. Simmer till done, (approx 10 minutes)
  5. To check, take a grain between thumb & finger.
  6. Press. Should break easily, but not have a hard grain.
  7. Also, should not become pasty.
  8. Remove and drain in the sink in a colander.
  9. Save water in a container to dilute and use as starch for clothes.

To proceed in the Pressure Cooker:

  1. In pressure cooker, take rice in a cooker container.
  2. Add its water too. The fingers when run it, should have water high enough to touch second phalange.
  3. Cover, and cook to allow 2 whistles.
  4. For any other variety cook an extra whistle.
  5. Allow steam to come out and cool cooker before opening.

To proceed in the Microwave:

  1. In microwave, heat 3 cups water in a large bowl.(Use the rice water first)
  2. Add rice to the boiling water.
  3. Cover loosely and cook on high for 14-15 minutes.
  4. Allow to stand for 5-7 minutes before opening.
  5. If any other rice, increase the quantity of water, by half cup.
  6. Always use a large, deep bowl, to avoid overflows and spillovers.



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