According to my take steamed rice is an easiest main course all over the world. For my homely meal steamed rice is served daily at lunch. In India steamed rice is considered as the staple food and never the less it is cooked almost every day in an Indian household. So let’s start streaming it…
In India steamed rice is considered as the staple food and never the less it is cooked almost every day in an Indian household.
- 1 ½ cup Long grained rice
- 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil optional
- Salt to taste; optional
Firstly soaked the long grained rice for 30 minutes and drain it.
Now boil 6 cups of water in a deep pot.
When the water is warm, add the drained rice grains, salt, and oil and stir them well.
Boil them on a medium flame for 10 minutes by covering the lid.
When the water near the edge of the pot starts bubbling, reduce the heat to low and then boil for another 10 to 15 minutes or till the rice is 95% boiled.
To check whether the rice is 95% boiled, with the help of a ladle check the rice grains by pressing with your finger. If you feel the softness of the rice grains then your rice is almost done. The rice will be studded with steam holes when ready.
Turn off the heat and drain the excess water from the steamed rice and keep covered.
Just let it stand with lid on for 5 minutes to finish the steaming process.
Fluff with fork or chopsticks after done and serve it hot.
For a quick and healthy meal, rice is the perfect main course which can be paired with any Lentil Curries, Veggies, Mutton Gravies, Chicken Gravies or any Gravy Items. It is used as a base for a variety of dishes.