|Rice - basmati 1 cup||Water - or 1.75 cup broth||Bay leaf - 1 pc.|
The delicate taste of basmati rice is the key to a pleasant meal!
How to cook basmati rice? It is easy to do. Rice is a staple food in many countries and cultures around the world, it has been consumed by people for centuries, and it is surprising that the main method of cooking rice has not changed much.
An important part of Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine, basmati rice has a delicate, slightly nutty flavor. This is an excellent side dish that can be combined with vegetables, chicken, fish, meat.
What is needed:
Start by boiling water or broth.
Water is, of course, the traditional medium used in making rice, but broth is a great way to add extra nutrients and flavor to cooked basmati rice.
Most often I use homemade chicken stock, but you can use beef or vegetable stock.
Rinse basmati in a sieve under running water.
This removes excess starch and ensures that rice is not sticky and lumpy after cooking.
Allow water to drain well.
Add washed rice to boiling water or broth. Reduce the heat immediately until the water boils again.
Stir to prevent rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and lower the temperature.
Let the basmati rice cook for 15 minutes without interference.
After 15 minutes, remove the pan of rice from the stove and let it stand for 3-4 minutes under the lid.
Rice absorbs moisture that still remains.
Remove the lid and beat the cooked basmati rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
If you cook basmati rice with broth, then the rice will naturally become more sticky after cooking.