Amazing delicious rice

(5 Posts)
BooBudolphMeowson Tue 21-Jan-14 17:34:01

I normally cook rice in the microwave, bit of salt, butter and hot water and I'm happy with it - but I have to do a dinner party curry and would like some amazing rice. I'd love your recipes and suggestions please!

mombie Tue 21-Jan-14 17:48:38

Soak the rice in the morning. When ur ready to cook it (Approx 1 hr before serving) rinse it about 3 x. Boil water (1 cup of water to 2 cups rice) with salt, 2 cloves, 2 cardamom pods, stick of cinnamon and some peppercorns. Add the rice and boil for a minute or two (taste it. The grain should be barely cooked and have a bite to it). Then either transfer the pot to a low oven gas mark 3/4, or stick a frying pan under the pot and turn the stove down as low as it gets, so the rice can steam. Leave for about 45 mins to an hour. Add more water if u need to.

I'm I of indian descent and this is how we usually make it. All the measurements are rough estimates. You can top the rice with finely sliced fried onions or coriander if you like.

BooBudolphMeowson Tue 21-Jan-14 17:52:33

Ahh that sounds delicious thank you mombie!

Onykahonie Tue 21-Jan-14 18:12:15

Here's my recipe for Mushroom Biryani . It uses quite a lot of different spices, but you could improvise if need be!

BooBudolphMeowson Tue 21-Jan-14 18:49:46

I have a well stocked spice cupboard, that sounds delish thanks

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