Rice, Cooked Rice

Rice, Cooked Rice

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Steamed rice can be considered a staple food in India. Some communities have more of rice and less of rotis, while others prefer it vice-versa, but nevertheless it is cooked almost every day in Indian households.

It may be used as the base for a variety of Pulaos or biryanis . For a homely meal, it can be served plain with dal , subzi and curds .

The proportion of water to be used may vary depending on the variety of rice--some South Indian varieties for example require more water and a greater cooking time. So, be aware of the variety of rice that you buy and the general proportions recommended for it.

Rice, Cooked Rice recipe - How to make Rice, Cooked Rice

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 cups
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1 1/2 cups long grained rice (basmati) , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

  1. Boil 6 cups of water in a deep pan, add the soaked and drained rice, salt and oil, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till the rice is 95% cooked.
  2. Drain, transfer to a plate and allow it to cool for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy73 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates14.4 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat1.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.3 mg
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Rice, Cooked Rice
 on 04 Nov 16 08:52 AM

Though cooking rice is not a big deal but this recipe has helped me alot in getting the perfect cooked rice. Each grain is so separate and perfectly cooked. This basic recipe is very helpful. Thanks.
Rice ( Cooked Rice)
 on 08 Jul 16 12:47 PM

Thanks for the Basic Rice recipe.