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Rice, Chawal 

Ingredients:

  • 1cup Basmati (long grain) Rice.
  • 1/2tsp salt

    Preparation:

    • Wash the rice with water properly using palms and drain the water.
    • Repeat the process 3-4 times, every time changing water.
    • Soak rice in enough water and keep aside for 15 minutes.

    There are two methods of preparing rice.

    The First Method :

    • On the gas, place plenty of water to boil.
    • Drain out the water from the rice and add it to the boiling water.
    • Add salt to it.
    • When it starts boiling low down the flame of the gas and cover it partially.
    • Keep an eye, to check take a grain and press it between fingers.
    • If done, remove and drain out the water completely.

    Note: Do not throw the remaining water as it can be used as to starch clothes.

    The Second Method :

    • Take rice in a pressure cooker.
    • Add salt and water to it. (Water should be 1/4th finger above the rice.)
    • Cover and cook.
    • Allow 1 whistle.
    • Switch off the gas and allow steam to come out fully before opening.

    Note: Do not throw away the leftover water as it can be used for kneading chapati or paratha dough.

    Tip: Add a few drops of lemon a tsp. of oil to rice before boiling to seperate each grain.

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