Rice holds a very important place in Indian meals since we Indians cannot complete our meal without having a perfectly steaming rice and curry! We all need cooking tips be it a world-class chef or a homemaker; and rice if not cooked to perfection can feel sticky or dry and under cooked. Also, there are various methods used to prepare rice and each method adds a different texture and taste to rice. Below are some methods to cook a perfect plate of rice:

HOW TO COOK PERFECT RICE

Pressure cooker method:

This is the simplest and quickest method of cooking rice but the only drawback is that the rice sticks to each other appearing like a cake and you do not get that free rice texture. Take 1 cup rice and wash it twice in flowing water. Put it in a pressure cooker vessel and add double the quantity of water and a pinch of salt. Mix it well and place it in the pressure cooker on a cooker stand. Put a lid on the vessel and then on the cooker and let it cook for about 4 whistles.

Boiling method:

This is the traditional method of cooking rice and you get this lovely free textured rice. This rice is perfect to be used in biryanis and pulaos. Take 1 cup rice and wash it twice in flowing water. Put it in a vessel and add double the quantity of water (or a little more) and a pinch of salt. Put it on medium flame and let it cook to a point where all the water gets soaked up and rice puffs up.

Open pressure cooker method:

This method is a combination of the above 2 methods; this method quickly prepares your rice and gives it a perfect free-flowing texture. Take 1 cup rice and wash it twice in flowing water. Put it in a vessel and add double the quantity of water (or a little more) and a pinch of salt. Put it on medium flame and let it cook to a point where all the water gets soaked up and rice puffs up.

Note: You can add in little coconut milk too while adding water for biryanis and pulaos.