How To Cook Basmati Rice
There are lots of ways of preparing cook basmati rice perfectly in an instant pot. I have tried it several times myself. This particular method has worked perfectly for me repeatedly. As a matter of fact, I used to make it for special occasions. This article will tell you how to cook Basmati Rice in an instant pot.
To begin with, you should measure your cooking rice into an airtight glass bowl inside an instant pot and add water. Add salt as recommended by the package. Start heating the water until it begins to boil. Once the boiling starts to simmer, immediately remove the lid of your instant pot, but don’t close it tightly yet.
Once the water begins to boil, immediately place the cooked rice into the Instant Pot. Then, select your favorite recipe for Indian basmati rice in your instant pot pressure cooker.
And cover it with the lid that was on the pot before beginning to heat the pressure cooker. Allow the recipe to cook for the indicated time. Don’t open the lid for the prescribed time.
For every half cup of rice, add one tablespoon of dry mustard seeds, one teaspoon of dried ginger, and one teaspoon of cardamom. Stir these ingredients together until they are completely blended. Then, add the puffed rice and stir it in thoroughly. You can use a wooden spoon to blend the grains well but be careful not to let them stick to the sides of your Instant Pot.
Now, you can start the cooking time of your Indian recipe for Basmati Rice in your Instant Pot. It is important to remember that you should keep your Instant Pot lid closed at all times while cooking Basmati rice. Also, pay attention to the fact that you must move the Instant Pot from top to bottom (or side to side) during this process so that the grains do not stick together. Once the cooking time is complete, close the lid. Wait approximately ten minutes and then carefully lift the pot to allow the cooked grains to drip into the drain.
Once the cooking time on your recipe for Basmati rice has been completed, check the liquid level in your electric pressure cooker.
If it reads less than an inch of water, add one more tablespoon of dry mustard seeds, one teaspoon of dried ginger, and one teaspoon of cardamom. If the liquid level is high, add one more tablespoon of dry mustard seeds, one teaspoon of dried ginger, and one teaspoon of cardamom. Continue cooking the recipe for as long as specified in the recipe. Once the grains are fully cooked, let them cool down and then serve. Your Instant Pot is ready!
Because Instant Pots come with a timer, you can be sure to cook Basmati rice every time you prepare this popular dish. Since there is no longer any need to stir your grains before cooking, you will be free to add more spices or flavorings to the Instant Pot whenever you desire. This makes preparing Basmati rice an easy task.
You will enjoy the moist, sweet and nutty flavor of basmati rice every time you cook it. Your family and friends will love how your favorite dish tastes. And now you don’t have to use salt when cooking Basmati rice. The Indian way of cooking Basmati rice ensures that the salt used is not too much. This makes for a very salty dish, which is why people tend to avoid it. Instead, they enjoy the moist, nutty flavor of basmati rice that’s made by using short-grain rice.