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How to cook rice in a pressure cooker – How to cook Perfect Basmati Rice in cooker

How to cook rice in a pressure cooker – How to cook Perfect Basmati Rice in cooker

Making rice in pressure cooker is really simple and easy. Who doesn’t like eating rice? We all often include rice in our meals as they are really simple to make and with very less efforts. We often cook rice over flame in a vessel or pressure cook them. Have you ever tried making rice in pressure cooker? No, then this recipe will make it easy for you. Making rice in pressure cooker is really easy and they are cooked too quickly.

The rice cooked in pressure cooker comes out perfect, with no fuss. So here’s a basic recipe for cooking rice in pressure cooker. You can use the same method for making any other rice recipe as well. This rice goes well with any dal tadka or curry that you relish eating the mot. Follow this recipe with easy to follow step-by-step instruction. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Taken 1 cup rice and soaked them in water for half an hour. Remove the excess water from rice.

rice in cookerMaking:

Place the soaked rice in the pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water into it. Turn on the flame and add 2 tsp oil in the pressure cooker. You can also use ghee instead of oil.

rice in cooker

Mix well and close the pressure cooker with a lid and cook until it starts to simmer. Turn off the flame and keep the rice as it until all the pressure settles on its own.

rice in cooker

Open the lid and rice is also ready. Let the rice cool down and then transfer them to a serving plate. Spread the rice with a spoon.

rice in cookerServing:

Serve this tantalizing rice with kadhi, dal or any sabzi of your choice.

rice in cooker

  • For 2 to 3 members

How to cook rice in a pressure cooker - How to cook Perfect Basmati Rice in cooker rice in cooker
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup (200 grams)
  • Oil – 2 tsp
Instructions
  1. Taken 1 cup rice and soaked them in water for half an hour. Remove the excess water from rice. Place the soaked rice in the pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water into it. Turn on the flame and add 2 tsp oil in the pressure cooker. You can also use ghee instead of oil
  2. Mix well and close the pressure cooker with a lid and cook until it starts to simmer. Turn off the flame and keep the rice as it until all the pressure settles on its own. Open the lid and rice is also ready. Let the rice cool down and then transfer them to a serving plate. Spread the rice with a spoon.
  3. Serve this tantalizing rice with kadhi, dal or any sabzi of your choice.

 

Navratan Pulao Recipe – How To Make Navratan Pulav

Navratan Pulao Recipe – How To Make Navratan Pulav

Navratan pulao is a one-pot meal. You must have had navratan pulao in restaurants but this time try preparing by yourself at home. It is very easy to prepare with basmati rice, green peas, cauliflower, paneer, potato, carrots, dry fruits and few Indian aromatic spices. Ghee not only gives it a mouth-drooling aroma but also enhances its taste.

You can prepare it for your guests at any get-together. Your friends and family can never have enough of this pulao. Even your kids will keep asking for more and more. Navratan pulao is rich in taste and keeps your tummy full for long hours. So, definitely try out making navratan pulao with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Rinse the basmati rice thoroughly with water. Drain out excess water from it. Soak the rice for ½ an hour. After that, remove the water. Take a microwave safe bowl and add rice into it along with little less than 2 cups of water and 1 tsp ghee. Place it inside the microwave and cook the rice for 10 minutes. When 10 minutes gets over, take the bowl out. Rice is not cooked aptly.

navratan pulao

Thoroughly rinse the potato with water. Drain out the excess water from it. Allow it to dry out completely. Peel the potato skin and chop it into small chunks.

navratan pulaoMaking:

Place a wok on flame and add ghee to it. Let the ghee melt completely. After that, add cashews into it and fry it until it turns golden brown in colour. Once it turns golden brown, transfer it to a plate.

navratan pulao

Add almonds into the ghee and roast it for 1-2 minutes as well. Once it gets golden brown, transfer it to the same plate.

navratan pulao

After that, add paneer chunks into the hot ghee. Fry the paneer chunks until they turn golden brown in colour. Once it gets fried aptly, transfer it to another plate.

navratan pulao

Add green peas to the wok and fry it as well. Cover and cook the peas for a minute. Once they are partially cooked, take it out on the same plate with paneer.

navratan pulao

Fry the potatoes chunks as well. Drop them into the ghee and fry till they get golden brown. When they get fried aptly, transfer them into the same plate with paneer and green peas.

navratan pulao

After that, add chopped carrots and chopped cauliflower into the wok. Fry them until they turn golden brown and crunchy. Don’t fry them too much. Transfer them with the fried veggies.

navratan pulao

Add cumin seeds into the left ghee. Once the cumin seeds gets roasted, add coarsely ground whole spices (peel the brown cardamom and crush it into coarse powder in a mortar pestle along with the other whole spices). Roast the spices as well.

navratan pulao

After the spice gets roasted aptly, add boiled basmati rice to it. Mix it really well. Add salt, lemon juice, all the roasted veggies and dry fruits and raisins. Cook the pulao until all the ingredients mixes well.

navratan pulao

Everything is mixed well. Navratan pulao is now ready. Turn off the flame. Transfer the pulao into a serving plate.

navratan pulaoServing:

Serve this delicious and mouth-watering navratan pulao steaming hot as it is. Enjoy!

Navratan Pulao Recipe - How To Make Navratan Pulav navratan pulao
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Green peas – ½ cup
  • Paneer – ½ cup (small chunks)
  • Cauliflower – ½ cup
  • Potato – 1
  • Carrots – ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Ghee – 2-3 tbsp
  • Cashews – 2-3 tbsp
  • Almonds – 2 tbsp
  • Raisins – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Whole spices – brown cardamom – 2, cinnamon stick – 1 inch, cloves – 4-5, black peppercorns – 10-12
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Boil the basmati rice along with 2 cups of water and 1 tsp of ghee.
  2. Peel the potato skin and chop it into small chunks.
  3. Separately fry cashews, almonds, paneer, green peas, carrots, potatoes and cauliflower in ghee and transfer it to a plate.
  4. Add cumin seeds into the left ghee along with coarsely ground whole spices and saute.
  5. Now add boiled basmati rice, salt, lemon juice, roasted veggies and dry fruits and raisins. Cook the pulao until all the ingredients mixes well. Turn off the flame. Transfer the pulao into a serving plate.
  6. Serve this delicious and mouth-watering navratan pulao steaming hot as it is. Enjoy!

 

Paneer Pulao recipe – How to make Paneer Pulao

Paneer Pulao recipe – How to make Paneer Pulao

Paneer pulao is prepared with pan fried paneer, green peas and whole spices. Paneer is loved by everyone and when these soft paneer comes together with aromatic basmati rice makes a perfect dish. In this recipe the paneer chunks are tossed in oil which gives it a nice texture.

Pulao is something that is served at every party. So, when you are planning for any get-together at home then makes this simple yet mouth-watering paneer pulao for your guests by following this recipe with step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Rinse basmati rice thoroughly with water. Drain out the excess water from it. After that, soak the rice for ½ an hour. Then cook the soaked rice in microwave until it turns puffy and soft.

paneer pulao

Peel the brown cardamom and put its seeds into the mortar pestle along with cinnamon stick, cloves and black peppercorns. Crush all the spices together to make a fine powder.

paneer pulao

Cut the lemon into half. Squeeze the lemon using a squeezer in a small bowl.

paneer pulaoMaking:

Place a pan on flame and pour some ghee into it. When the ghee gets heated, add paneer chunks into it. Shallow fry the paneer chunks on medium-low flame until they turn golden brown in colour.

paneer pulao

When the paneer gets fried aptly, transfer them to a bowl. Similarly, shallow fry the rest of the paneer chunks. Keep them aside.

paneer pulao

Add cumin seeds into the ghee left in the pan. Keep the flame low. After the seeds splutters, add powder of whole spices into it. Stir it for a while. Add ginger paste as well. Saute the masala and add green peas into it. Mix it really well and saute it for a minute.

paneer pulao

Now cover the pan and cook the green peas for another 1 minute. After a minute, remove the lid. Green peas have turned crunchy. Add boiled basmati rice into it. Mix it really well.

paneer pulao

Now add paneer chunks into it along with salt. Gently stir the rice so that everything mixes really well. Once everything mixes well add lemon juice into it. Mix it through as well.

paneer pulao

Everything is mixed well. Paneer pulao is now ready. Turn off the flame and transfer it to a serving plate.

paneer pulaoServing:

Garnish this delectable and lip-smacking paneer pulao with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot as it is. Enjoy!

paneer pulaoSuggestions

  • Here we have mixed lemon juice into the pulao but if you want to skip it then don’t add it.
  • If you prefer eating spicy than add red chilly powder or chopped green chilly into the pulao.
  • For 2-3 members

Paneer Pulao recipe - How to make Paneer Pulao paneer pulao
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup (200 grams)
  • Paneer – 200 grams (diced into ½ inch chunks)
  • Green peas – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 2-3 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt – more than 1 tsp (1 ¼) or to taste
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Brown cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – ½ inch
  • Cloves – 3-4
  • Black peppercorns – 8-10
  • Lemon – 1
Instructions
  1. Cook the soaked rice in microwave until it turns puffy and soft.
  2. Crush the whole spices together to make a fine powder.
  3. Heat a pan with ghee and shallow fry the paneer chunks. Transfer it to a bowl.
  4. Add cumin seeds, spice powder, ginger paste nad green peas into the pan. Saute it for a minute.
  5. Add boiled basmati rice, paneer and lemon juice into it. Mix it really well.
  6. Paneer pulao is now ready. Turn off the flame and transfer it to a serving plate.
  7. Garnish this delectable and lip-smacking paneer pulao with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot as it is. Enjoy!

 

Chinese Fried Rice – Fried Rice Restaurant Style Recipe

Chinese Fried Rice – Fried Rice Restaurant Style Recipe

Chinese fried rice is one of the most popular and yummy fried rice recipes. This recipe of fried rice includes loads of veggies and sauces giving it a unique flavor. Chinese fried rice is a good option to be packed in lunch for kids. They will like it for sure. Chopped veggies and lots of other sauces tossed together with steamed rice makes a delicious one pot meal.

If you crave for something spicy and tempting for lunch or dinner, then try out our version of chinese fried rice recipe yourself and make everyone drool for more. So, here is the simple recipe for chinese fried rice with step-by-step pictures. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Rinse rice thoroughly with water. Drain out the excess water. Drench the rice in water completely and soak it for about 30 minutes. Take a microwave safe bowl and add 2 cups of water into it along with ghee or oil. Add rice to it and microwave it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, rice has puffed and ready.

chinese fried rice

Heat a pan with some oil. Once the oil is heated aptly, add paneer chunks into it and saute them till they turn golden brown in colour. Transfer the roasted paneer chunks into a bowl.

chinese fried riceMaking:

Add chopped carrots and chopped beans into the hot oil. Keep the flame on high and roast the veggies until they get crunchy. Now add chopped capsicum and chopped cabbage into it. Saute the veggies for 1-2 more minutes.

chinese fried rice

Add chopped green chillies, ginger, chilly sauce and vinegar into the roasted veggies. Keep stirring the veggies continuously. Further add roasted paneer along with salt. Mix everything really well.

chinese fried rice

Now add boiled rice into the veggies. Mix everything really well with the spatula. Keep stirring continuously and cook the rice for 2 minutes. Rice is now mixed well. Sprinkle some chopped green coriander on it. Mix it well.

chinese fried rice

Rice is ready. Turn off the flame. Transfer the rice on a plate. Veg Chinese fried rice is now ready to serve.

chinese fried riceServing:

Serve this tantalizing and finger-licking Chinese fried rice steaming hot along with chilly paneer, veg manchurian or anything you like. Enjoy!

Suggestions

  • If you want to cook rice in vessel then heat a vessel with 3-4 cups of water and let it simmer. Once the water starts simmering, add soaked rice into it and cook it till rice is puffed up completely. Then strain the cooked rice through a sieve and drain out excess water from it. Rice will be ready.
  • You can use tofu instead of paneer. If you prefer eating onions then thinly slice an onion and fry it before roasting the veggies. You can also add spring onion into it. Roast all the veggies first then add spring onion into it.

Chinese Fried Rice - Fried Rice Restaurant Style Recipe chinese fried rice
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Cabbage – 1 cup (finely chopped)
  • Carrot – ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • French beans – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Paneer – ½ cup (diced)
  • Capsicum – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Salt – more than 1 tsp or to taste
  • Ginger baton – 1 inch (grated)
  • Ajinomoto – ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Green chilly sauce – 1 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 2 tsp
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp
  • Green coriander – 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Rinse rice thoroughly with water. Drain out the excess water. Boil the rice till puffy.
  2. Heat a pan with some oil. Add paneer chunks into it and saute them till they turn golden brown in colour. Transfer the roasted paneer chunks into a bowl.
  3. Add chopped carrots, chopped capsicum, chopped cabbage and chopped beans into the hot oil. Keep the flame on high. Saute the veggies.
  4. Add chopped green chillies, ginger, chilly sauce and vinegar into the roasted veggies. Further add roasted paneer along with salt. Mix everything really well.
  5. Now add boiled rice into the veggies. Mix everything really well with the spatula. Sprinkle some chopped green coriander on it. Mix it well.
  6. Rice is ready. Turn off the flame. Transfer the rice on a plate.
  7. Serve this tantalizing and finger-licking Chinese fried rice steaming hot along with chilly paneer, veg manchurian or anything you like. Enjoy!

 

How to Cook Rice in a Microwave

Cooking Rice in the Microwave Oven – How to Microwave rice?

Making rice in microwave is really simple and easy. Who doesn’t like eating rice? We all often include rice in our meals as they are really simple to make and with very less efforts. We often cook rice over flame in a vessel or pressure them cook. But have you ever tried making rice in microwave? No, then this recipe will make it easy for you. Making rice in microwave is really easy and they are cooked too quickly.

The rice cooked in microwave comes out perfect, with no fuss. So here’s a basic recipe for cooking rice in microwave. You can use the same method for making any other rice recipe as well. This rice goes well with any dal tadka or curry that you relish eating the mot. Follow this easy to make recipe and enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Clean rice and rinse them thoroughly. Soak the rice for half an hour and the drain the excess water.

rice in microwaveMaking:

In a microwave safe bowl, add soaked rice and 2 cups of water along with ghee. Stir it well.

rice in microwave

Cover the bowl properly with the lid. Place the rice bowl in the microwave for 10 minutes on highest temperature and check later.

rice in microwave

Take out the bowl from microwave. Rice has become soft and double its size. Now keep it aside for 15 minutes as standing time.

rice in microwaveServing:

The rice is now cooked perfectly. Transfer it to a plate. Serve this microwave cooked steaming hot rice with any dal, sabzi or curry of your choice and relish eating.

rice in microwave

  • For 2 to 4 members
  • Time – 15 minutes

How to Cook Rice in a Microwave How to Cook Rice in a Microwave
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Clean rice and rinse them thoroughly. Soak the rice for half an hour and the drain the excess water.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add soaked rice and 2 cups of water along with ghee. Stir it well.
  3. Cover the bowl properly with the lid.
  4. Place the rice bowl in the microwave for 10 minutes on highest temperature and check later.
  5. Take out the bowl from microwave.
  6. Rice has become soft and double its size. Now keep it aside for 15 minutes as standing time.
  7. The rice is now cooked perfectly. Transfer it to a plate.
  8. Serve this microwave cooked steaming hot rice with any dal, sabzi or curry of your choice and relish eating.