Unpolished Basmati Rice
Which basmati rice is best?
When it comes to choosing the best Basmati rice, there are a few factors to consider. One important factor is the age of the rice, as aged Basmati rice is considered to be of higher quality. Aged rice is aged for at least a year before being packaged and sold, which gives the rice a more authentic and distinct aroma. Other factors to consider are the origin of the rice, with Basmati rice grown in the Himalayan foothills considered the best, as well as the grain length and texture. Additionally, certain brands are known for their high quality and consistent performance, such as Royal and Daawat. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal preference and you can try different brands and varieties to find the one that you like best.
How to make basmati rice?
Making Basmati rice is a simple process. First, rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer under cold running water until the water runs clear. This helps to remove excess starch and impurities. Then, add the rinsed rice to a pot with a tight-fitting lid, along with the appropriate amount of water. A general rule of thumb is to use a 1:2 ratio of rice to water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid, and let the rice simmer for about 18-20 minutes, or until the water is fully absorbed. Once the rice is cooked, remove it from the heat and let it sit covered for 5-10 minutes. This allows the rice to steam and finish cooking. Then fluff with a fork and serve.
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