Cooking rice is not a stellar issue, but cooking rice and keeping it fluffy is a challenge, rice is different in regions across Indian subcontinent.
One has normal rice and then you have basmati rice, normally basmati rice is soaked and then cooked, for normal rice, the soaking part is not required it can be cooked directly.
We can cook rice open pot style, in a pressure cooker, in an electrical rice cooker.
Preparation Time: 15 mins, Cooking Time: 30 Minutes, Total Time: 45 mins
Serves: 3 to 4
- Rice: 2 cups
- Salt 1 tsp
- Water as Required
- Open Pot Style:
This style/type of cooking is pretty straight forward, take a large pot full water put some salt and add the rinsed and drained raw rice into the water, when it reaches boiling stage i.e. when it is bubbling hot.
Cook rice for till its done and then drain the rice in a colander and let it rest for some time, the rice should be par boiled at this stage so that it cooks while its resting.
In this type of cooking you are sure to get fluffy rice. But who are used to eating pressure cooker rice this might not suit them. As it feels a bit undercooked.
- Pressure Cooker Style:
This style is mostly pre-dominant in South India. For this take pressure cooker bowl and put the rice and water as per measurement. Rice to Rice the measurement of water varies, but roughly given a ball park measurement in the below note.
Put the bowl in the pressure cooker and boil the rice for three whistles and allow it to cool and have the rice with any curry or dal of one choice.
Note for Pressure Cooker Method: Measure the rice and water: For most rice, utilize a 1:2 proportion of rice to water. Measure a half measure i.e. (Cup) of uncooked rice per individual and scale this proportion up or down contingent upon the amount you’re making.
- Electrical Cooker:
In this again the measure for pressure cooker holds good. Put the water and the rice into the cooker and put the switch on for cooking. The switch will go into warm mode automatically once the rice is cooked.
We can fluff the rice and leave it for some time. The water will evaporate and the rice will be cooked to each grain.
Rice can be had with all types of curries and dal of one choice.