Serves – A Family of Four
Prep. Time : 10 Mins..
Cooking Time : 15 Min. (active)
[ Stand Measure: 1 cup = 250 ml ]
- Basmati Rice – 1 ½ cup (wash and soak for 10 minutes)
- Water – 2 litres
- Salt – 1 tsp. or to taste
- Star Anise or Mace – 1
- Oil – 1 tsp.
Step 1: Wash the rise gently but thoroughly and soak for 10 minutes.
Step 2: Heat the water in a suitable vessel. Add the oil to the water and bring it to a boil.
Step 3: Strain the soaked rice and add to the boiling water. Add the salt and star anise / mace. Cook till the rice is ¾ done (about 5 to 7 minutes).
Step 4: Strain the rice and spread on a large plate. Let it cool fully. Keep in the refrigerator for 1 to 24 hours before using. Use in your dish directly from the refrigerator (the grains don’t break easily while tossing).