How long to cook basmati?

Soak basmati rice in water for 1 hour, cook for 15 minutes, leave for 10 minutes.

How to cook basmati rice

You will need – 1 cup basmati, 3 cups water

1. Sort the basmati rice, put in a fine sieve. Rinse under running water until the water runs clear. Only cold water is needed for washing, hot will blind the starch and, accordingly, will make the rice stick together.
2. Put the basmati in a deep container, pour 500 milliliters of water. Leave in this state for 1 hour.
3. Drain water from basmati, leave at room temperature for 10 minutes.
4. Pour the product into a saucepan, pour boiling water (3-4 glasses of water should be taken for one glass of rice), salt to taste (0.5-1 teaspoon of salt), add spices.
5. On low heat, bring the contents of the pan to a boil again, cook for 5 minutes with regular stirring (without soaking – 10-15 minutes).
6. Reduce the fire to the very minimum (the water should only bubble slightly), cover the pan with a lid, cook for another 10 minutes, then leave for 10 minutes.
Your basmati is ready!
This type of rice should not be cooked for longer than the specified time, otherwise the grain will begin to release starch, which will lead to the formation of a sticky consistency – you will get porridge. Also, overcooked basmati rice can burn to the bottom of the pot.

Situations when cooking rice

If rice turned out like porridge
There are several options:
1. If rice is being prepared, for example, for pilaf or another dish where friable rice is critical, then it is necessary to cook the rice from scratch. If all the cooking conditions have been met, another rice suitable for the dish should be taken for cooking.
2. “Porridge” in the morning can be fried with an egg, or you can cook a rice casserole.
3. Boiled rice is suitable for making stuffed peppers or cabbage rolls.
4. You can also cook soup on rice “porridge”.

Do I need to stir rice during cooking
Not only is it not necessary, but it is also impossible. If rice is stirred during cooking, it will turn into porridge.

What to do with undercooked rice
If the rice was cooked for the prescribed time and with the lid closed, you should add a quarter cup of water and cook for another 3 minutes. Then taste the rice and repeat if necessary.
If it turned out that the rice cooked yesterday turned out to be dry, boil the rice with water and oil – it will become softer after 5-7 minutes of cooking.
If the cooled sushi rice turned out to be undercooked, then it is almost impossible to finish it, because. its ability to stick together after additional cooking will no longer be restored.

What to do if the water in the pan has run out, and the rice is not ready yet
If the water has evaporated and the rice is dry, you need to add boiling water (half a glass of boiling water to 1 cup of rice), without stirring the rice, and cook the rice for another 3-4 minutes, then try to taste.

How to give rice a beautiful color
You can give color to rice by adding spices. To turn the rice yellow, you need to add curry or turmeric (for 1 cup of raw cereal – 1 teaspoon with a slide). To prepare burgundy rice, it is recommended to fry it after cooking with a small amount of beetroot (1 cup of rice – 1 medium-sized beetroot). For an original serving, you can cook part of the rice yellow, part burgundy – and mix or serve on a plate nearby.

Proportions for cooking rice

How much rice is needed for 2 and 4 servings
For 4 large servings of rice side dish, 1 cup of cereal is enough.

How many times does rice increase during cooking
When cooked, rice increases in volume by 3 times. The weight is about the same – from 150 grams of raw cereals you get 400-430 grams of boiled rice.

About storage of rice

How to store cooked rice
Rice can be stored covered for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

There is old rice, is it possible to cook it?
If the rice is old, it will most likely be porridge, such rice is not recommended to be washed, it is better to use it for mashed soups and porridges.

Rice varieties and cooking times

By type of grain:
– Long grain rice: thin grains, up to a centimeter long, do not stick together when cooked, eaten with meat or fish. Boil for 20 minutes, the proportions of water and long-grain rice – for 1 cup of rice 2 cups of water.
– Medium-grain rice: small grains half a centimeter long, oval-shaped, cooked in soups, paellas and risottos, cereals and pilaf. More viscous when cooked. Cook translucent medium-grain rice for 15 minutes, then leave covered for 10 minutes. Soak white medium grain rice in water for 20 minutes, then cook in the same water for 15 minutes. Proportions of water and medium grain rice – for 1 cup of rice 2.25 cups of water.
– Round grain rice – rice with round grains, sticks together well when cooked, so it is ideal for making sushi and casseroles. Boil 20 minutes after boiling. The proportions of water and round-grain rice – for 1 cup of rice 2.5 cups of water, because. it absorbs moisture very well.

About the benefits of rice

The benefits of rice
The most useful is unpolished rice, because. many vitamins and amino acids are found in the shell of rice.

Children from 5 months old can be offered rice in rice porridge.

Rice processing – and benefits
– White rice : polished rice that has lost a significant part of its beneficial properties.
– Rice with a yellowish tinge – steamed rice , in which beneficial qualities are preserved. Steamed rice does not stick together during cooking, but may be inferior to other types of rice in taste.
– Brown rice : the most useful rice, they are accustomed to it since childhood, it contains the most useful vitamins and amino acids. The perfect rice for a child.
– Wild Rice : Black rice and long grain, high in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

The energy value of boiled rice The
calorie content of boiled rice is 100 calories / 100 grams.

The price of rice is from 65 rubles / 1 kilogram (average data for Moscow as of June 2020).

Rice and development
2 well-known companies started their history from the production and processing of rice. The Japanese company Sony in 1946 came up with a rice cooker, one of its first inventions. And the Korean Samsung produced rice flour in the 1930s.