HOW TO MAKE PERFECT BASMATI RICE IN A RICE COOKER

by Hearty Food Talks

HOW TO MAKE PERFECT BASMATI RICE IN A RICE COOKER

If cooking rice makes you nervous, know that you are not alone. Even really accomplished cooks get intimidated by making rice. Here’s a foolproof recipe for making perfect Basmati rice in a rice cooker. 

Basmati rice is a type of white rice. It is more aromatic than plain white rice, with a slight nutty perfume. The grains are also longer than ordinary white rice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice 🌾 
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp. Ghee (completely optional)

Measure one cup of Basmati Rice 🌾

Rinse it with water for 3 to 4 times..

until the water is nice and clear.

Add two cups of water and let it soak for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes place the pot into the rice cooker. Cover the lid, and turn on the rice cooker.

Once the water starts boiling, the rice gets ready under 5 to 6 minutes. The rice cooker will shut off automatically. Let the rice sit for another 5 minutes, and then serve it hot.

Perfectly cooked Basmati rice 🍚

Steamy hot Basmati rice is ready to serve with any curry of your choice.

Notes: 

One of my favorite ways to add flavor to Basmati rice is to season it with ghee, cumins, cloves, whole black pepper corns, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, whole red pepper, nutmeg, garam masala, and salt.

Sometimes, with ghee, hing, mustard seeds, Curry leaves, and fresh coriander. We may also add flavor to it by either using a cooking liquid other than water (such as veggie broth), or by stirring it in some fresh herbs, dried fruits, peas, nuts, or other flavor (saffron soaked in milk)  and color boosters (grated carrots, & beetroot).

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