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Sunday, April 26, 2015

RICE COOKING - WITHOUT PRESSURE COOKER

This is the basic recipe for beginers who doent have a pressure cooker,but still wants to cook rice 


Main Ingradients

Rice

Water 

Ratio to Rice and Water is generally for 1 cup rice : 3 cups water 

Method for making rice (Rice Cooking Basics)

Wash the rice properly and keep aside.soak the rice for 15 minutes



Take a pan, add water to it. Let it boil.




When water starts to boil, add rice and salt. Cook for 15 minute and then reduce the heat let it cook till the rice in completely soft but not mushy.
you can notice rice carnels dancing from bottom to up in container 
(First check with some rice carnels,if you see rice kernel starts dancing it is time to add rice to water,do not add before this  ) :-) :-) 



Keep stiring gently other wise rice kernel breaks down and check the grain in between 


If the grain is turned  soft and long rice,Switch off the heat and drain the starch water by pouring the rice and water over colander.


Keep it closed for 5 minutes,Turn up side down after 5 minutes and keep the container close with lid 



Transfer the rice in a bowl.


Serve hot.




Notes 

Some Common Mistakes in Rice Cooking 
1.if you are cooking with brown rice ,treating Brown Rice Like White Rice is different
“When cooking brown rice, use 1/4-1/2 cup more water per cup of rice than you would for white rice.” 
2. Not Letting It Steam
“Let the rice sit covered for 10 minutes after it’s done cooking. Then fluff it with a fork.”
3. Stirring It vigourously is common mistake
“NEVER stir vigourously your rice! Stirring activates starch and will make your rice gloppy. Some times breaks the rice kernel ”
4. Not Adding Salt
“Rice is like pasta–you have to salt the water, or else you’ll have bland rice. I put a 1/2 tsp. to a tsp for each cup of rice.”
5. Cooking It at a High Temperature
“Start with a boil, then bring it down to a low heat. If you cook rice too quickly, the water will evaporate and the rice will be undercooked. Low heat keeps kernels intact