Friday, December 15, 2017

How To Cook Perfect Basmati Rice in a Pan | Fluffy Basmati Rice

Perfectly cooked basmati rice is little bit tricky to get it right especially if you're a beginner in the cooking. For our daily cooking, we use boiled ponni rice and i cook it in pressure cooker  with 1:2 ratio of rice & water and it turned out perfectly every time. And i use basmati rice only for pulao, briyani or fried rice,but when it comes to basmati rice, i find it difficult to cook the rice in pressure cooker,either it turned out over cooked or under cooked. Even i tried it in electric cooker, still i couldn't get it right.
Finally i returned to old fashioned way of cooking the rice in a open pot. Even on my first attempt,to my surprise, the rice are perfectly cooked and the grains are so separate, just like the way i like it. Now i have been using the same method for cooking the basmati rice for more than a year and it turned so perfect every SINGLE time!!!! Those who have struggle to cook  basmati rice  perfectly, give this method a try !!!

How to cook Basmati Rice

Preparation Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 07 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Rice | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Basmati Rice -1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Salt - to taste
Sesame oil - 1 tsp

Soak the rice for 1/2 hr. Heat the water in a pan and add salt.Add the oil into the boiling water and then drain the water from the soaked rice and add into the boiling water.Bring the rice to boil and then keep the flame in low and close the pan with lid.Cook until all the water is absorbed and switch off the flame.Let the pan closed for 10 more mins and then open the lid ,gently fluff the rice with fork.Tada, fluffy perfectly cooked basmati rice is ready.
  • Adding sesame oil gives great flavor to the rice and also helps to avoid sticking the rice grains.
  • You can cook the rice without adding salt also.
  • Make sure the flame is low while cooking the rice.
  • Pot/pan with glass lid is helpful to look into the pan while cooking the rice and switch off the flame when all water is absorbed
  • It takes approximately 7 mins to absorb all the water, by that time, the rice also well cooked.
  • If you don't have pan with glass lid, then use whatever you have , while cooking, in between, open the pot and check to make sure that all the water is absorbed before switch off the flame.
  • Don't stir the rice frequently, it will make the rice mushy.
  • Gently fluff it with forks to separate the grains.

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