Cooking Basmati Rice in the pressure cooker or electric rice cooker is convenient when you want to cook large quantity or when you do not have time to watch it.
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How to cook basmati rice on the stove top
Cooking basmati rice in cooker is a simple and easy process. But some care needs to be taken as basmati rice is a delicate long grained rice.
The amount of water you add and the time you cook is important to get a perfect rice where each grain is cooked but separate. We do not want mushi, overcooked rice.
If you are planning to mix cooked rice with vegetables, paneer etc, where it cooks further, as in fried rice or tawa pulao, you want rice just cooked so that it does not break when you mix it with vegetables.
Ingredients for plain cooking basmati rice
What the optional ingredients do:
The ratio of rice to water is generally 1:1/2 when you are using basmati rice. Generally one year old rice is used in most dishes.
You may use up to 2 cups of water
for 1 cup of rice depending on the oldness or the newness of rice. New rice needs less water and cooks soft. Old rice needs a bit more water than new rice.
Using more water will overcook the rice
and make it too soft to handle and will break the grain.
Whether you are cooking rice is an electric rice cooker or in pressure cooker, or on the stove top, the following steps need to be done before cooking rice.
Cooking rice in a rice cooker may be helpful when you need to make rice in large quantity of rice. You also do not need to watch it while it is cooking.
Follow the rice cooker manufacturer's directions.
Serve hot within an hour or two. If left too long in the rice cooker,
the rice may become
You may use this pressure cooking method when
Serve hot within an hour or two with curry, lentil curry.
Hope you find these how to cook basmati rice help useful.
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