Steamed Rice Recipe – Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods

Rice can be cooked in a variety of ways. Personally I find the pressure cooker method quick and effective, that can produce rice grains of different textures – from soft to grainy. There are a number of different types of rice grains available and you might choose the variety that your family has been eating for generations or you might want to try another new variety.   Rice, Salt, Water   1 cup Rice Salt , if required 2 cups Water     5   20     *Method to Cook Rice in Pressure Cooker MethodRinse the rice well under running water. Place one cup of washed rice along with two cups of water in the pan of the pressure cooker.Keep the weight on, cover the pressure cooker. Cook the rice in the pressure cooker on medium high heat and after the first whistle turn the heat to low. Once you turn the heat to low, simmer the rice for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. Rice takes a longer time to cook, hence wait for the pressure to release completely and then open the cooker and use as desired.*Method to Cook Rice in Saucepan MethodRinse the rice well under running water and optionally soak for about 15 minutes. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan with a light-fitting lid, combine 2 cups water, washed rice and salt (optional).Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. As water begins to boil turn the heat to low, cover the pan with a lid and simmer the rice mixture for about 12 to 15 minutes or until it’s cooked and all the water is absorbed.Turn off the heat and allow the rice to rest covered in the pan for at least another 10 minutes. Before serving, fluff the rice with a fork and serve.