It's national rice week so I want to hear about how you cook your perfect fluffy rice! Any hints and tips to share? Or any problems you have?

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paulyboy233
almost 2 years

I drop basmati rice directly into salted boiling water for 6 minutes.
Perfect every time!

Hari Ghotra
almost 2 years

I like to do that too @Terry Buck

Terry Buck
almost 2 years

After years of trying I’ve cracked it! I first fry the rice in a little oil then add water for perfectly separated rice every time😎👍

Mark Harvey
almost 2 years

I spoke to the guy in the kitchen shop in balham south London and he says he does vegetables too in it. I think I paid £9, bargain.

Mark Harvey
almost 2 years

must say I was sceptical but it's the business. 🍚😎

Hari Ghotra
almost 2 years

Love how you guys are helping each other out!

haines871
almost 2 years

Glad it worked for you!

Steviewilcox
almost 2 years

I visited my local Indian grocer, the wonderful sweetmart in Bristol and was overwhelmed by the number of different rices available! To keep it simple what is the difference between Indian basmati and Pakistani basmati? Are there any resources that go into detail about rice?

Hari Ghotra
almost 2 years

I agree that basmati in lots of water helps to elongate the grains of rice @Aleksandra P. With the pilau it depends on the veg -if they have a lot of moisture you just need to reduce the amount of water. You can check and add a little more water if needed. Hope that helps

Aleksandra P.
almost 2 years

I used to fry dry rice first in small amount of oil before pouring double the amount of water over it and cooking on low until water evaporates. now I find it easier to wash and soak the rice until it turns white and then cook it in huge amount of boiled water around 8min for 2 cups rice and then sieve. I think basmati grains sort of grow longer if are cooked in larger amount of water. I cooked your vegetable pilaf rice few days ago and although it was heavenly delicious the rice went mushy, maybe I put too many vegetables in?

haines871
almost 2 years

Once you get used to using the correct amount of water for the different types of rice perfect rice is assured! I notice they show various vegetables as being used also but I have never tried that just rice.

Mark Harvey
almost 2 years

thanks !

Mark Harvey
almost 2 years

have you got a link, I'm interested

Hari Ghotra
almost 2 years

Interesting @haines871 I've never used one. Can you steam other ingredients in it too? Are the rice always perfect?

haines871
almost 2 years

I use a rice microwave cooker cheap to buy easy to use perfect rice every time!!