Cooking Basmati Rice in the pressure cooker or electric rice cooker is convenient when you want to cook large quantity or when you do not have time to watch it. You may also read How to cook basmati rice on the stove top
Cooking basmati rice in cooker is a simple and easy process. But some care needs to be taken as basmati rice is a delicate long grained rice. The amount of water you add and the time you cook is important to get a perfect rice.
The ratio of rice to water is generally 1:1/2 when you are using basmati rice.
You may use up to 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice depending on the oldness or the newness of rice.
Using more water will overcook the rice and make it too soft to handle and will break the grain.
Cooking rice in a rice cooker may be helpful when you need to make rice in large quantity of rice. You also do not need to watch it while it is cooking.
1.Put washed and soaked rice and water in the cooker.
Place the lid and switch the cooker on. The cooker will switch off automatically when the rice is done (may take about 20 minutes).
The cooker will turn on again at intervals to keep the rice hot.
Serve hot within an hour or two. If left too long in the rice cooker, the rice may become dry.
Adding a teaspoon of oil or ghee while cooking rice will make the cooked grain shiny and each grain will be separate.
You can also add a teaspoonful of lime juice to the rice while cooking. It will also add to taste.