Basmati rice is the main food for many people, but do you know how to cook basmati rice properly and not mushy? If not, you can read this article of ours and get the best answer. With this guide, you can make fluffy, delicious white rice that everyone will love.

1. How To Cook Basmati Rice on Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice ( basmati )
  • 1 ½ cups of water (the ratio of water to rice is 1 ½ :1)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 medium-sized saucepan with a lid
  • 1 mesh Strainer, ladles, bowl, & fork

Instructions

Step 1: Wash the rice 1-2 times under running tap water.

Step 2: Now, put a little salad oil in the pot and shake gently to ensure the oil adheres to the surface. Next put the rice and water into the pot, then bring to a boil over high heat. This takes about 10 minutes.

how to cook rice on the stove

Step 3: Once the water starts boiling, adjust the heat to medium-low. Add the salt and mix. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Next, turn off the stove and let it sit for 5 minutes. Finally, uncover the pot and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve. In short, it will take you about 25 minutes to cook rice on the stove

2. How To Cook Basmati Rice in Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice (Basmati)
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt (optional)

Instructions

Rinse the white rice under cold running water until the water runs clear. This helps remove excess starch and ensures fluffy cooked rice.

Place the rinsed rice in the Instant Pot inner pot. Add 1 cup of water. If you prefer softer rice, you can increase the water slightly. If desired, add a pinch of salt to the rice and water in the pot.

Securely close the Instant Pot lid and ensure the pressure release valve is set to the sealing position.

Select the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” mode on the Instant Pot. Set the cooking time to 3 minutes at high pressure. Note that the time may vary slightly depending on your specific Instant Pot model and personal preference.

Once you’ve set the cooking time, the Instant Pot will take a few minutes to reach the desired pressure. Once it reaches pressure, the cooking time will begin counting down.

Once the cooking time completes, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release the pressure for about 10 minutes. This helps the rice to continue cooking gently and prevents it from becoming mushy.

After the 10-minute NPR, carefully release any remaining pressure by turning the pressure release valve to the venting position. Be cautious of the hot steam.

Open the Instant Pot lid and, using a fork or a rice paddle, gently fluff the rice to separate the grains.

3. How To Cook Basmati Rice in Rice Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice (Basmati)
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • Salt (optional)

Instructions

Place the white rice in a fine-mesh sieve or colander and rinse it under cold running water. Gently swirl the rice with your hands while rinsing to remove excess starch.

Transfer the rinsed and drained rice to the rice cooker pot. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the pot. If desired, add a pinch of salt to the rice and water in the pot.

Place the rice cooker pot in the rice cooker and close the lid. Set the rice cooker to the regular or white rice setting. The rice cooker will automatically adjust the cooking time and temperature.

Once the rice cooker finishes cooking, let the rice sit in the cooker for an additional 5-10 minutes to allow the steam to distribute evenly and the rice to fluff up.

Open the rice cooker lid and, using a fork or a rice paddle, gently fluff the rice to separate the grains. Be careful not to mash or stir the rice too vigorously, as it may become sticky.

4. How To Cook Basmati Rice in Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice (Basmati)
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt (optional)

Instructions

Place the white rice in a fine-mesh sieve or colander and rinse it under cold running water until the water runs clear. This helps remove excess starch and ensures fluffy cooked rice.

Transfer the rinsed rice to a microwave-safe dish with a lid. Add 2 cups of water to the dish. If desired, add a pinch of salt to the rice and water in the dish.

Place the lid on the microwave-safe dish or use microwave-safe plastic wrap to cover it. Make sure to leave a small vent to allow steam to escape.

Place the dish in the microwave and cook on high power for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, carefully remove the dish from the microwave and give the rice a gentle stir. This helps distribute the heat evenly. Cover the dish again.

Return the covered dish to the microwave and continue cooking on medium or 50% power for another 10-12 minutes. The lower power setting helps the rice cook evenly and prevents it from becoming too dry.

After the cooking time is complete, leave the dish in the microwave for an additional 5 minutes to allow the rice to rest and finish steaming.

Carefully remove the dish from the microwave and uncover it. Use a fork or a rice paddle to gently fluff the rice, separating the grains.

Next time, if someone asks you how to cook bamati rice properly and not soggy, Please send this link and follow all the steps in the article. It is straightforward to follow, right? Good Luck

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