Hello hello hello! Thank you as always for taking time to read. I hope your week continues to be fruitful!
This post is totally unplanned so I’m going to go straight into it *smiles*. It was inspired by a BBM group of some awesome fashionistas *wink*. We were put into groups and allocated different weekly different tasks. I have to say these ladies sure have got words of wisdom both spiritually, mentally, etc. You just have to appreciate God even more when you come across such people. I may share some of the useful things I have learnt from the tasks if the opportunity arises.
Anyway, I was placed in one of the groups and asked to share simple cooking tips on How to cook Basmati Rice. Yeah, you may say it’s simple but you know how simple things can be difficult at the same time? Yep basmati rice is one of them.
How do you get it nice, fluffy and not too sticky and irritating?.
Well, here I share my simple tip which has worked for me. I prefer long grain basmati rice so I have used it here. I believe the same technique can be applied for the different types of basmati rice. The only difference I guess will be the cooking times.
Ok, this post is a slightly different approach to my other posts as I have loaded pictures and also done a short video, yes a video! yay! It’s my first shot at doing a video so yes I have listened to you lovely readers who suggested this so this is for you all . I hope the video serves its purpose.
Here goes… (pardon the picture quality)
Have a kettle of boiled water ready, then
Wash you rice with cold water or pour running cold water over the rice and leave to drain for
Into a pot, pour in some water, add pinch of salt and drizzle little olive oil. Allow to boil
(Tip: The olive oil helps to give that glossy finish, fresh taste and helps to reduce stickiness)
When water is boiling, pour in your washed raw basmati rice and stir a little. I add added a bit of curry powder and saffron. Alternatives to adding more salt can be knorr or chicken seasoning.
Allow to simmer in lowered heat for about 10minutes
Rice should now be edible. Take off heat
Finally, drain and pour over some of the boiling water over the rice to further remove any excess starch.
Leave to stand and rice is ready
Now to the video- if video does not work, please let me know
That’s it for now lovely readers
Remember, keep influencing your community positively and keep making it happen!
Blessings and love
Tracey x x