duminică, 29 martie 2015

Perfect basmati rice

Quantities for a meal for two:

1 small cup of rice (~ 200ml)
1 & 1/2 of the same cup with boiling water (from the kettle)
pinch of salt
a bit of vinegar (optional)

Rinse the rice with water and let it soak for 30min. Soaking is optional but it's said to produce fluffier results.
The secret to fluffy basmati rice is the right amount of water and a well sealed pot to capture the steam.

Drain the rice, put in the pot (pick one with a lid that fits as good as possible).
Add the boiling water by measuring it with the same cup where the rice was.
Add the pinch of salt and a splash of vinegar (helps keep the grains separated)

Cover the pot, bring to boil then reduce heat close to lowest setting.
If needed, seal the pot with some tin foil.
After 15 minutes, set aside for another 5 min.

Now it's ready, prepare for perfect fluffiness!!! Mix with a fork and serve!