How To Boil Rice Perfectly | How To Cook Rice In a Pot By Draining Method | Basic Cooking

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keep a wok with 5 cups/1 liter of water on high heat and let the water come to a rolling boil
once the water starts to a boil put in the rice
this is 1 cup of rice washed a few times and soaked in water for 15 minutes, the soaking water discarded before putting it in the wok
reduce the heat to low-medium
also put in the juice of 1/2 a lemon
lemon juice helps to maintain the white color of the rice
also add 1/2 tsp salt
salt helps to cook the rice faster as well as flavor it a little
stir to mix
add about 1/2 tsp oil
this will prevent the rice from becoming sticky
mix again and let the rice cook
check after 3 minutes
we will keep checking the rice 2-3 times while it is cooking in this way
cook the rice until it is completely cooked
checking after 6 minutes
the rice needs a couple of minutes more of cooking
after 8-9 minutes
our rice is 80% cooked. since we are preparing lemon rice with this rice we will strain out the water
if you are cooking rice to have with dal or any gravy then cook for a couple of minutes more until it is fully cooked
for lemon rice, fried rice, biryani or pulao you need rice about 80% cooked so you can take it off the heat it at this time
remove the rice and drain out the water
stir gently a few times
and the spread it on a tray then keep it under a running fan to cool it fast and prevent it from getting over cooked
once the rice is cold transfer to a plate and use it as you wish
we are going to prepare lemon rice with this rice. the lemon rice video link will be uploaded in 2 days
do try our method of boiling/cooking rice by draining method and give your feedback
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have boiled rice with any gravy but in that case, you will need it to cook a bit more until it is completely soft
since we are preparing lemon rice we have cooked it until it is 80% done
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