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Basmati Parboiled Rice
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How to Cook Basmati Parboiled Rice

The prime food of most of the people in the world is rice. The reason is very simple because we can cook rice very easily in a variety of recipes. Some are spicy some are sweet but the important thing is you do not need to wait. Yes, some dishes of rice take time to cook and their cooking is difficult but here we are talking about a simple, easy, and very delicious recipe. When it comes to Basmati parboiled rice the cooking process is very easy and simple, in fact, it is the same as the normal rice.

For a cup of rice, you need 2 cups of water and some salt according to your taste and desire. Place your pan on the stove, reduce the flame and cover the top. One can also use a cooker and oven to cook parboiled rice. Time for cooking varies but usually, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to cook properly. Soaking rice in warm water before cooking also enhances its taste and minimizes cooking time by 5 to 10 minutes.

Cooking Basmati Parboiled Rice on the stove:


  • Water 2 cup (460 ml)
  • Basmati parboiled rice 1 cup (240 ml)
  • Salt according to your taste
  • Spices

Soaking of rice in water:

Before cooking soaking rice in warm water enhance the taste of rice but also reduce the cooking time by about 25%. So, it is recommended that to soak rice in water and leave them for about 30 minutes. After soaking remove water from the rice by putting it in a fine cotton cloth and take it under running water but be careful not to pour direct water on rice. The Pressure of water sometimes breaks rice grains and makes them unfit for certain dishes or ruins the presentation of food. However, soaking rice in water is not compulsory but if you do soak the rice in water, it will definitely increase its flavor but also improves its texture.

Boiling of water:

Take 2 cups of water in a clean cooking pot and boil water on high flame so that water starts boiling. Reduce the flame and add salt to the water. The addition of salt is completely optional some people do not like salt as they want to enjoy the pure rich taste of rice. So it is up to you but usually, a pinch of salt is enough to soothe your buds. Basmati Parboiled Rice is not sticky but on the safe side, you can add a spoon of cooking oil or much healthier olive oil in water for a better texture of rice grains.

If you need extra flavor you can also add some cinnamon and cardamom in boiling water. These spices give the rice a delicious taste and appealing aroma and more they are also good for health. Give water a complete boil so that their flavor completely merges in water and remove out these spices with the help of a sieve.

Adding rice to boiling water: 

Add 1 cup of Basmati Parboiled Rice in the boiling water to make sure the flame of the stove is not high while adding rice to the cooking pot. Rice should be added to the pot gradually not to avoid splashes but also breaking of rice grains. Use a wooden spoon to give the rice a gentle stir because soaked rice is more prone to break than raw rice. As parboiled rice is partially cooked so, its cooking time is somewhat less so take that under your consideration. White rice is not partially cooked so it takes more time in cooking than Basmati Parboiled Rice. It usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes to cook properly. If you do not know about the type of rice check the packet of rice for accurate cooking instructions of respective rice. Soaking rice in water also reduces the time of cooking.

Boiling of rice 

Cover the cooking pot by stirring smoothly and keep the flame of the stove low. Parboiled rice cooked in just 15 minutes and keep checking after intervals of 5 minutes. If you did not soak rice before cooking then it takes about 25 to 30 minutes. For simple white rice, you need to keep boiling rice in the water until you notice water just a few millimeters above from rice surface in the pot. Reduce the flame and cover the pot and keep checking after intervals. After the required time remove the lid and stop the flame. Rotate the rice by spoon gently and take it out properly on the plate.

Serving of rice

The above quantity of rice is enough for 3 to 4 persons. If you want to cook rice for 2 persons then simply take each ingredient half and if you need to cook for 7 to 8 person double the ingredients. Boiled rice is usually served at the lunch table along with some vegetables or chicken curry to add flavor. Eating Rice 386 with boiled vegetables is not only delicious but also very healthy and suitable for every age group.

Focused on Cooking

Rice is an ever-growing food liked by people all over the world with different cooking recipes and different qualities in terms of texture, flavor, and nutrient value. Everyone can find its type according to their taste and daily energy needs.

The above-discussed method is mainly focused on cooking parboiled rice specifically on a stove which is available in most of the houses and easier method. You can also cook rice in the oven and rice cooker.

To sum it up I would say the rice is a food which is easier to cook, healthier to consume, adjustable according to your own taste in time and you can get it from any store of the town. You want to eat chicken, add it on rice, want to eat vegetables, add it on rice or you need a soup, just add rice in it and your soup is ready. If you like sweet dishes, cook rice in sugar along with dry fruits.

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