Matta Rice/ Chemba Rice Recipe-Pressure Cooker Method

Traditionally Matta Rice is soaked and cooked in lots of water and then the excess water is drained. Traditional method can take a long time to cook and hence I have given this Pressure Cooker method which is much quicker.  Red matta rice, Water, Salt   1 cup Red matta rice 3-1/2 cups Water Salt , (if required)     30   40     To begin making the Matta Rice first wash the rice in a saucepan three times and soak the rice in water for half an hour.Drain the soaked rice and transfer it to a pressure cooker. Add 3 cups of water in the pan of the pressure cooker, cover and place the weight on.Cook the matta rice in the pressure cooker on medium high heat for 3 to 4 whistles; after the 3 to 4 whistles turn the heat to low. Pressure cook the rice for another 5 to 8 minutes and turn off the heat.Allow the pressure to release naturally. Wait for the pressure to release completely and then open the cooker.The Matta rice takes a little longer to cook than the traditional rice and hence the cooking time is much longer. Serve Matta rice with Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Cabbage Thoran/Poriyal and Spicy Lime Pickle for a vegetarian option or you can serve it with Kerala style Fish Curry for a non vegetarian option.