Intro: No-hassle Boiled Rice
Think it's complex and messy to cook perfect rice? Think again.
With this method you stick rice and water together, set a timer and come back to perfect, fluffy rice every time. No scales or draining involved.
Step 1: Measure Up Rice
The trick here is finding a container that holds exactly the quantity of rice you need. The first time you follow this method, you might need to weigh how much rice your cup or glass holds.
This mug holds 200g which is enough for four persons.
Step 2: Put Rice in Pot
Optional: you can slightly toast the rice in the pot before adding the water.
Step 3: Measure Up Water
You will need three and a half times the volume of rice. In this case, three and a half cups of water.
Step 4: Pour Water on Rice
Remember: water needs to be three and a half times the volume of rice.
Step 5: Cover and Cook for Thirty Minutes
Important: make sure the lid fits nicely. You want all the steam to remain in the pot and be absorbed by the rice.
A medium heat will do. Again, you don't want it so high that the lid lifts and steam gets out.
Cooking times may vary. These instructions are for not-parboiled brown Basmati rice that stays a bit crunchy. Your taste and/or type of rice may differ, and the only way to find out is checking the rice every now and then the first time you cook it, and making a note of the time it takes to be just how you like it.
Step 6: Check the Rice
Uncover and check if the rice has absorbed all the water. If it has not, cook it a bit longer (and make a note for future reference of how long it takes).
Step 7: Done
Step 8: Boil Water
Use a kettle if you have one. Or boil the water on its own in the pot, then add the rice to it.