Here’s The Right Way To Cook Basmati Rice

Here are some tips to cook Basmati Rice, and preserve the aroma!

 
Here’s The Right Way To Cook Basmati Rice

Basmati, a fragrant and aromatic long-grain variety of rice is traditionally grown in parts of Pakistan and India. To cook basmati rice well and to preserve its taste and aroma, you need to understand few tips and tricks.

The Aroma and the Flavor

The rice emits an appetizingly nutty, fragrant aroma that you will cherish and relish. The beauty of this rice is its long size with individual grains. The best varieties are grown in the foothills of the Himalayas around Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The other popular varieties come from Pakistan’s Himalayan region and India’s Bihar state.

It looks beautiful but tastes even better
It looks beautiful but tastes even better

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Method of Cooking to Preserve The Aroma of Basmati Rice

Basmati rice can be cooked in a number of ways, but we are giving you the two best ones that give consistently good results.

The steam absorption

It’s a typical method of cooking that uses a saucepan and the steam. For this method, the rice is slowly allowed to cook in a saucepan and in equally calibrated water. The rice cooks along with the steam with the water getting absorbed into it.

Let the steam soak into the rice for best
Let the steam soak into the rice for best

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Double-steam absorption

The double-steam absorption method uses a bowl placed inside a larger pot. It involves a covered insert having rice and water is placed inside a larger covered pot with a bit of water at the bottom. The steam gets produced in the bottom of the larger pot with water boiling thus helps in cooking the rice at a lower temperature over a longer period of time.

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BONUS

Top 5 Basmati Rice Delicacies You Must Try

Brown Basmati Pilaf

All the flavors and colors in one dish
All the flavors and colors in one dish

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Basmati rice biryani is common, but you must also try the brown Basmati rice pilaf with all colors and flavors. It is a much healthier version and loaded with sweet and sour flavors.

Payesh

An aromatically sweet dish to relish
An aromatically sweet dish to relish

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The sweet version of Basmati rice is a great to try. You will love this creamy Bengali dessert that is made with Basmati rice, milk, cardamom, nuts and fragrant rose water.

Kale Channe Ki Biryani

Giving a delicious twist to Basmati biryani
Giving a delicious twist to Basmati biryani

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How about giving a twist to regular Basmati recipe for biryani? A one-pot meal is incredible to satisfy your hunger pangs. So just add kale change to robust biryani and it will make a perfect meal for luncheon with friends.

Achari Murgh with Desi Ghee Khichdi

The tang of achari murgh and humble khichdi
The tang of achari murgh and humble khichdi

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A bowl of humble khichdi made with Basmati rice with loads of desi ghee and moong dal is ultimate comfort meal. When served with spicy chicken marinated in masalas with make all flavors top-notch.

Gulab Phirni

The wholesome mix of all things good
The wholesome mix of all things good

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It is utterly delicious and festive dessert that you can’t resist. When you are craving for something sweet just mix milk, saffron, rose water, cardamom, and basmati rice to make a dazzling treat.

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