Cooking Rice – By VahChef @

Rice also refers to Steamed rice that is cooked either by steaming or boiling. Rice is the most widely consumed staple food among a large part of the world’s population, especially in Asia
basic cooking plain rice

rice 200 Grams
Water as needed
oil as needed

Boil water add rice. Once the rice is done remove the excess water and cover with lid and cook in a very slow flame for few minutes

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  1. In one of your videos you mentioned if we didn't find scented good quality rice we can add some rose flower and a second ingredient that I had not heard before so I could not figure out what it was. Could you let me please know what the second ingredient was?

  2. I find cooking the rice with a lot of water and just let it rest after make it less sticky.. with absorption, even if it´s overall separeted always have some blocks togheter because of getting cooked tight in the pan. But i did not tryed basmati yet, which is the best rice, so maybe it doesn´t sticky.

  3. Hi Chef, coming from the Middle East ,we eat rice on daily basis , i cook India Gate basmati or Tilda, however I would like to know if you recommend a brand that doesn't get mushy quickly.
    Thank you

  4. Dear Sanjay, I am from Hyderabad and traveled around the world. Having accustomed to cook Karnool and other older rices in India, It is real challenge to cook various varieties of only rices that are available in different countries. If there is a chance we will try to procure Basmathi, while cooking, but it is not the case every time. We used draining, absorption, adding oil, salt, but with keen follow up too while cooking, we end up with some bad results. Why don't you tell people to cook challenging rice like in Japan & Thailand. We appreciate your efforts in giving many Indians working around the world to eat home food.

  5. Which one would be good for Basmati ? A friend suggested that absorption method is better. Because draining the water is not good for Basmati, as the water takes away the distinct smell of the rice.. But I get unbroken and separate rice grains only in draining method.

  6. This was a great video on cooking rice, very thorough and educational. I like the way you explained the 2 methods of cooking rice (draining and absorbtion). 

  7. Thanks, this was very helpful. I usually cook sushi rice using the absorption method but did not know that Bamati rice could also be cooked this way. Today I am preparing Thai curry and will cook rice this way. Va Chef, do you like Thai curry?


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