First and Foremost, always Rinse Rice before cooking:
No matter what method you use to cook your rice (or which rice variety you’re making), it’s important to rinse those grains. Doing this will help remove the excess starch. Left on the rice, the starch results in unappealing, sticky results. Just place your rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
After rinsing the rice, soak the rice for 20-30 minutes before cooking it.
Methods of cooking rice:
Open Pan: Add around 5 cups of water to every cup of rice used for cooking. Boil the water first and then add the rice. Stir gently. Cook uncovered for 12-15 minutes on medium heat. Drain the excess water.
Pressure Cooker: Add 3 cups of water (for old rice) to 1 cup of rice and place it in the cooker. Keep on the stove for the required time. When cooked, leave the cooker open for 5-6 minutes to let the excess steam out.
Electric Cooker: Add 3 cups of water (for old rice) to 1 cup of rice and place it in the electric cooker. Switch it on. The electric cooker should automatically shut off once the cooking completes.
Taste Tip: To enhance the taste, add some ghee or butter before serving.
Storage Instructions: Store the rice in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.