Cooking perfect basmati rice in a microwave is really simple and it gives you well cooked rice where each grain of rice is separate . This is a quick method to cook rice.
With Biryani , Pulao , Khichadi Festival cooking rice in a Microwave is yet another basic recipe . To tell you the truth this was a learning process . I had never cooked rice in a microwave ! I must have seen umpteen videos , and read recipes on it – each one different ! After trying a couple of recipes , I realised this recipe where we use 1:2 ratio works best .
In a normal day to day life I used to cook rice in a Rice Cooker , sometimes I use the Absorption Method . The Pressure Cooker Method is mostly for Khichadis , though it’s the fastest to cook rice . Microwave cooking is rare but I realised how effortless and with great results ! You can even serve in the same bowl . I am sure it’s perfect for bachelors as well as students who have to cook by themselves . In fact I told Juhi about it and she was so happy to learn this effortless method to cook rice .
My recent cooking for rice has changed and I use the a big pot of water to boil the rice , cook rice till done and then discard the starchy water . This method is similar to How to cook perfect rice for Biryani , just that for Biryani we add whole spices and discard the water when the rice is 80% cooked . Once the water is drained one can reheat the rice on steam and it’s as good as fresh rice .
Anyways I loved the rice cooked in Microwave and this rice also requires rinsing and soaking at least 30 minutes prior to cooking . Rice and water ratio is 1:2 . One needs to use a microwave safe bowl , most important to cover the bowl while the rice is cooking . The microwave has to be on High Power and we need 10 minutes to cook 1 cup rice . After 10 minutes remove the bowl , let stand covered for another 10 minutes . Now you can serve the rice . I served these with Mag in Chutti Daal , Fajeto and Gujrati Marcha Bateka nu shaak .
How to cook Perfect Basmati Rice in a Microwave
1 cup Basmati Rice
2 cups water
1 tbsp ghee
Salt to taste
Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes .
Using a microwave safe bowl add the drained rice , 2 cups water , salt and fat .
Cover the bowl and place it in the microwave .
Microwave for 10 minutes on high power .
Remove the bowl and let stand covered for another 10 minutes .
You can now fluff the rice with a fork .
Rice is ready to be served .
Here is what I have posted for The Biryani, Pulao Khichadi Festival –