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How To Cook The Perfect Basmati Rice In A Rice Cooker


Kenstar 21 Apr 2020 Views 1326 0

In these current times of lock-down, most of us seem to be donning the chef’s hat and trying our hand at culinary experiments. And if you’re a beginner, starting with basmati rice is a great first step. The ‘King Of Rice’, basmati rice reserves a special place in the plates and palates of Indian households. The long, slender grains are renowned for their delicate aroma, mouth-watering taste and appealing visual. All you need to attempt the perfect basmati rice is an electric rice cooker. Yes, that is the only kitchen appliance you need. Here’s an easy recipe for beautifully cooked, fragrant, Indian-style spiced basmati rice.


Soak the rice in a bowl of water for 20 minutes.

Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat.

Add the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, and cumin seeds. Cook
and stir for about a minute.

Add the onion and sauté it for 10 minutes until it turns a rich golden brown.

Drain the rice and place it in the electric rice cooker.

Add salt and water to the rice cooker.

Transfer the fried spices and onions into the cooker.

Turn the cooker on and let the basmati rice steam as per the instructions.

Your perfect basmati rice is ready to eat!

Fluff the rice with a fork before serving and enjoy the savoury flavour profile and delicately spiced fragrance.


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