How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani

How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani

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The success of a biryani depends partly on how you cook the rice. People often complain of their biryani being grainy or too mushy, and the simple explanation for this lies in the way the rice is cooked.

How to cook basmati rice is an important basic recipe that one must know, to ensure that their biryani has the perfect consistency and texture with long grains even after cooking. You must ensure that the rice is cooked only till 70 per cent because further cooking will happen when you cook the biryani.

It is also very important to transfer the rice to a plate and cool it well, in order to retain the long size of the grains and avoid mushiness. This recipe will help you master the art of cooking basmati rice for biryani .

How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani recipe - How to make How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3.5 cups
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  1. Clean and wash the rice. Soak the rice in a deep bowl with enough water for 30 minutes drain and keep aside.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, add the rice, ghee, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, black cardamom, bayleaf, star anise and salt, mix gently and cook on a high flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Drain well.
  3. Transfer the rice on to a big plate and cool completely. Use as required.
Nutrient values per cup
Energy203 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates38.4 g
Fiber2 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A33.4 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.9 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid3.9 mcg
Calcium4.9 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0 mg
Potassium0 mg
Zinc0.6 mg


How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani
 on 10 Sep 17 08:00 AM

Thanks for the recipe. It helped me to cook Basmati rice perfectly for making Biryani at home.
Tarla Dalal
24 Nov 17 03:53 PM
   Glad you liked the recipe.
How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani
 on 06 Mar 17 05:15 PM

This recipe has helped me to make perfect rice for biryani.. the rice is aromatic with lots of whole spices.. Thank you for the recipe..