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Arroz Basmati

Basmati Rice (How to cook perfect Basmati Rice)

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 4
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the first method:

  • 200g Basmati rice.
  • 300ml of water (Rice to water ratio is usually 1:1.5)

For the second method:

  • 200g basmati rice.
  • Water (one and a half litter approximately).

Note: In this method, the measure of water is not calculated because at the end of the cooking the water is drained.

    Instructions
     

    First Method (Absorption Method):

    • Put the rice in a strainer and wash it under the running water until the water becomes clear.
    • Set aside in the strainer to drain the excess water.
    • Then pour the rice into a medium-sized pot and add water.
    • Put the pot on a high flame and stir everything.
    • When it starts bubbling, turn the heat to medium-low (low for strong stoves) and cover it with the lid.
    • Let it cook for 12 minutes and do not lift the lid. Turn off the flame and let it rest for another 5 minutes.
    • Then gently fluff the rice with a fork. Serve it hot with any curry dish.

    Second Method (Draining Method):

    • Put the rice in a strainer and wash it under the running water until the water becomes clear.
    • Set aside in the strainer to drain the excess water.
    • Then pour the rice into a medium-sized pot and add water.
    • Put the pot on a high flame and stir everything.
    • When the water starts boiling, turn the heat to medium. Stir occasionally.
    • Let it cook for about 7-8 minutes until the rice is fully cooked yet not mushy. You can check it by pressing with your finger if they are cooked; if not, leave another two minutes.
    • Then drain the water in a strainer and our rice is ready to serve.