How to Cook Basmati rice


1. Basmati rice in pressure cooker

  •  Wash Basmati rice well and soak it for half an hour.
  • Drain the water completely.
  • Add water in the ratio 1:2  means For 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of water  and pressure cook for 3 whistles and switch it off .
  • When the pressure goes off , open the cooker and fluff the rice gently with a fork so that the rice grains do not break and become mushy.

2. Basmati rice in a pan over stove 

  • Use Basmati rice 1 cup and a pan with a lid
  • Wash, soak rice for 30 minutes and drain the water completely.
  • Bring 2 cups of water to boil. Add drained rice.
  • Keep the flame in low and close it with a lid and cook
  • Once the rice gets cooked, switch off the flame and let it sit for 5 minutes.Then open the lid and fluff the rice carefully with a fork .

3.Rice Cooker method

  • Wash, soak rice for 30 minutes and drain the water.
  • Add 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice in the vessel that comes with the rice cooker and switch on the rice cooker.
  • It will switch off automatically once done or else you switch off the rice cooker once the rice is cooked.

4.Cooking rice with excess water over stove 

  • After washing, soaking and draining the rice, instead of adding correct measurement of water, add more water than required and bring it to boil.
  • Add drained rice, keep the flame low and cook.
  • Once it is cooked, drain the excess water in a colander.
  • Make sure that the water is completely drained before using the rice



Anitha Varghese


Posted on November 15, 2014, in Beginners Guide and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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