24 Mar How to Perfectly Cook Basmati Rice for the Ultimate Dining Experience
How to Cook Shahzada’s Supreme Basmati Rice for the Ultimate Dining Experience
Basmati rice is a long-grain, slender and non-sticky grain that is widely renowned for its aromatic fragrance and delicate flavor. It is considered a staple ingredient in many cuisines, including Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern, and is used to prepare dishes like biryani, pulao, and pilaf and even your classic rice with curries.
Basmati rice is available in many varieties in 10 lbs (10-pound) bags on Shahzada Food’s website. You can buy any of our amazing varieties that suit your needs.
If you want to enjoy the ultimate dining experience with Shahzada’s Supreme Basmati rice, follow these simple steps to cook it perfectly:
Step 1: Rinse the Rice
Before cooking, rinse the rice in cold water to remove any excess starch. Gently rub the rice between your fingers while rinsing it to ensure that it is clean. Repeat the process until the water runs clear.
Step 2: Soak the Rice
Soaking the rice before cooking helps to make the grains more fluffy and tender. To soak Supreme Basmati rice, add it to a large bowl or pot and cover it with water. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours for the best results.
Step 3: Measure the Rice and Water
For every cup of Supreme Basmati rice, you will need about 1.5 to 2 cups of water, depending on the desired texture. To cook the whole 10 pounds of Supreme Basmati rice in one go, use 15 to 20 cups of water. You can adjust the amount of water depending on how fluffy you want the rice to be.
Step 4: Boil the Water
Bring the measured water to a boil in a large pot. Add a pinch of salt for flavor, if desired.
Step 5: Add the Rice
Drain the soaked Basmati rice and add it to the boiling water. Stir gently to make sure that all the rice grains are submerged in the water.
Step 6: Cook the Rice
Reduce the heat to low and let the rice cook for about 7-8 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. You can also cover the pot for better results.
Step 7: Fluff the Rice
Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let it sit covered for about 2 minutes. This helps to make the rice more fluffy and separates the grains. Add a teaspoon of butter to enhance the delicious Basmati flavor. Then, use a fork or a spatula to fluff the rice gently.
Step 8: Serve and Enjoy
Your Shahzada Supreme Basmati rice is now ready to serve! It is perfect for biryani, pulao, and basically all rice-based dishes. You can also enjoy it on its own as a side dish or use it as a base for a rice bowl. Basmati rice is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and contains no cholesterol, making it a healthy and nutritious addition to your diet. The 10 lbs bag comes in a resealable zip-lock bag, making it easy to store and use for future meals.
Basmati rice is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can elevate any dish to the next level. By following these simple steps, you can cook Shahzada’s Supreme Basmati rice perfectly every time and enjoy the ultimate dining experience.