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Plain rice

yields aprix. 1 1/2 cup


  • 1/2 cup raw white rice,
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)


  1. Rinse rice twice and add water and salt to it.
  2. Keep it on medium to high flame. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer.
  3. When most but not all the water contents are absorbed into the rice, cover with a lid and continue cooking until the grains are soft and well cooked.
  4. Pressure cook method: Add water a little less than 1 cup, and pressure cook the rice until 3 whistles..

Tips: Indian white rice has different varieties....ambemohor, basmati or kolam to name a few, and amount of water each one absorbs varies. Therefore, one has to adjust the water accordingly. Rice can be made very moist and mushy by adding more water.