Perfect Basmati Rice

Perfect Basmati Rice Rice Cooker or Stovetop One Pot Vegetarian Gluten Free #myvegetarianfamily

 

Basmati Rice is a pure, fluffy, aromatic grain.  When cooked correctly each grain is light and tender.  This vegetarian family eats basmati rice most days of the week. So many people shy away from rice because when cooked incorrectly it can take on a clumpy, gummy consistency.  Follow these steps to perfect rice every time with or without a rice cooker.

Why Basmati?

Compare: Basmati rice has a lower glycemic index compared to other white rices.  What does this mean? It means you digest it slower keeping you feeling full longer without causing a quick rise in your blood sugar making this rice a better choice for those looking to lose weight.

Calories: Basmati rice has less calories and carbohydrates than brown rice.  Yeah!

Taste: Basmati has a perfect long, thin texture for accompanying a variety of dishes and can absorb the flavors well.

The word “basmati” translates to “fragrant” in Hindi.  When cooking basmati rice, it releases a beautiful, fragrant, recognizable scent in your home making everyone hungry!

A few tips on yielding perfect rice:

  1. Rinse the rice until clear
  2. Soak the rice for 30 minutes.  *Try not to cut this step out … it completely changes the outcome
  3. Add a hint of salt while cooking
  4. Invest in a rice cooker if possible.  A rice cooker goes on my list of totally-worth-it-kitchen-gadgets!
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Perfect Basmati Rice
Perfect rice every time. The key is to rinse until clear, soak, and add a hint of salt.
Perfect Basmati Rice using rice cooker or stovetop gluten free healthy vegetarian #myvegetarianfamily
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Cuisine Indian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
Cuisine Indian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
Perfect Basmati Rice using rice cooker or stovetop gluten free healthy vegetarian #myvegetarianfamily
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  1. Rinse rice in a bowl of cold water by filling the bowl with water and draining, repeat 10 times, discard water used for rinsing
  2. Soak rice in cold water for 30 minutes
  3. Drain the water used for soaking
  4. Add rice, water, and salt to pot or rice cooker
  5. If using a stove-top pot: Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat in an uncovered pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and boil with lid on for 15 minutes, remove lid, continue to boil off any excess water with the lid off. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!
  6. If using a rice cooker: Place all ingredients in rice cooker and follow individual pot's instructions.
  7. Eat immediately, or store in a covered container in refrigerator for up to 3 days
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