How To Boil Rice Perfectly Recipe

Boiling rice perfectly seems very easy task. I must say it is! Many of the Foodeez Junction readers have asked recipe for how to boil rice perfectly. You can make a “chalta hai” rice i.e., overcooked or mushy. The dilemma is when you have guests at home and you want to treat them with a homemade variety of food or when you have that urge of eating to please your palette and you have this overcooked rice in front of you. What do you do then? Browse through the various recipes on Google or other search engines and waste your time?

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Yes, you might search for N no. of recipes thinking of this could be good, or that or the other one. Well, it’s definitely going to kill your hunger and the craving to have something good. Instead, let me share with you an easy-to-remember recipe that gives the answer to all your queries like how much water is required to boil the rice? When you are cooking basmati rice, what’s the method? How much time is required to get perfectly cooked rice?

Oh, and if you want to follow the age-old grandma’s trick, which is a Chinese traditional trick too, while cooking rice, here it is – when you put rice in the cooking pot, pour water just till the knuckle of your index finger. You need to keep the finger right on the rice and not dip it entirely in the pot. The water should just touch the start of your knuckle. If you are good at measuring inches on your fingers then the water level should be right at one-inch above the rice.

Hey, since you got the secret to cooking rice perfectly, would you mind sharing this How to Boil Rice Perfectly recipe with your friends and family. And if you cooked with the below-mentioned, any of the recipes, and sharing of Facebook or Instagram, share with #foodeezjunction . That ways, I too will get to know (unless you make the post public).

How To Cook Rice on Stove

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How To Cook Rice on Gas Stove

  • Servings: 2-3, depends
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A step by step recipe guide to cooking rice

Remember, it’s not necessary to have a rice cooker to cook it. Start cooking on the stove and later you may or may not opt the rice cooker. It entirely depends on your choice and budget.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Rice
  • 1 ¾ cups Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Lemon Juice


Directions

  1. Take rinsed rice in a cooking pot.
  2. Add water to it and switch on the stove.
  3. Cover the lid of the cooking pot and let the rice cook on low flame for 20 minutes or till al-dante.
  4. Stir just once and with light hands.
  5. Sprinkle the lemon juice and cover the lid.
  6. After 20 minutes, once check the rice, if al-dante, then turn off the gas stove.
  7. Rice is ready!

Tip: If there is excess water, drain it once you turn off the flame.

Method

Rinse the rice in cold water. Now, take the rinsed rice in a cooking pot. The cooking pot should be big enough. Remember, the rice expands while getting cooked.

Add normal water to the rice and put the cooking pot on low flame on the gas stove. Cover the lid of the rice pot and let it cook for 20 minutes or until al-dante. Stir just once. Do not stir it repeatedly as it may break the rice.

When you open the lid to stir the cooking rice, add ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice. Though you can skip this step, I personally would recommend you to add lemon juice. Adding lemon juice avoids mushiness in the rice.

After 20 minutes, now check the rice, if al-dante, turn off the gas stove. If there is excess water drain it quickly. Keep the cooking pot with closed lid on the same turned-off stove burner. The heat will remove excess water.

The rice is ready. You can have it with Arhar dal, it tastes yummm. Try it yourself.

Who Says No To Maggi Noodles? | Product Review

Maggi Noodles – the ultimate refuge of a hosteler or a bachelor I must say. To celebrate whatsoever the occasion is we start with “let’s make Maggi first.” I don’t know what seductive ingredient it has, but surely the Nestle India gets a lot of blessings of people especially in India for providing us with a remedy for our hunger pangs, and it’s easy to make!

Well, how many of you had actually made Maggi noodles in two minutes, as Nestle claims? I couldn’t and I would not try to make it in two minutes! Who is going to spoil the real taste? Certainly, I make it in Indian style. But this discussion will come later on (you need to scroll below).

For now, starting the food product review, I want to tell you why I chose Maggi today. I was uncertain of what to write in the reviews. I already have a schedule of all the food products yet I didn’t feel like reviewing them first. I randomly type on Amazon.in “FOOD”, and guess what, it was Maggi in the first place at Rs. 86. I wonder who orders Maggi online?? Really, if you know someone I want to know too. I’m still wondering 😛

Which one I like most out of Oats, Atta and Maggi Masala? I like the Atta Noodles. I give preference to the Maggi Atta Noodles over its other variations.

Why I would recommend you to keep Maggi in you Kitchen closet?

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Of course, it’s the ultimate option to fill your stomach when you are in no mood of cooking anything else. I know most of us tried not to miss it when there were remarks about lead content kept rolling on in the news a few years back. Nestle made a move and saved itself as well as us! It tastes quite different from all other noodles present in the market, to name I had tried Yippie noodles and Top Ramens. If I need to rank them I’ll keep Maggie on 1, second place for Yippie and the third for Top Ramens (I, somehow, don’t like it).

Coming to its nutritional value – as mentioned on the Maggi pack, the 70 gm pack of the noodles contain 15% iron. It also constitutes palm oil, an ingredient that reduces cholesterol level, boosts brain health and enhances Vitamin A status. I am not saying it’s a healthy option as Maggi noodles are fried, that’s why the company claims that you can make it within two minutes.

Easy Peasy Indian Style Recipe for Maggi Noodles

There are ‘n’ number of ways in which you can make these Maggi noodles. If you too have a unique recipe and want to share with us here, you can write to me at foodeezjunction@gmail.com and I will publish it in your name of course.

Here’s the Indian-style Healthy (trying to be) recipe for Maggie Noodles.

In a wok take half tablespoon mustard oil. Heat it for a minute. Add chopped onions; saute till light brown. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste and saute for 10 seconds. Add chopped tomatoes and stir fry. Keep the ratio of onions to tomatoes as 1:2. Once the tomatoes soften, you can add veggies like chopped green pepper, green peas, chopped beans, chopped carrots and sliced mushrooms. Adding veggies depends on the availability and your choice. Add noodles, 1/4 teaspoon pickle masala and half of the Maggi masala from the sachet. Saute for a minute on low flame. Add water and the rest of the Maggi Masala, and cover the lid. Let it cook till the noodles get soften. That’s it, Maggi is ready.


I will share the detailed recipe in my upcoming posts.


Tip: Do not let the Maggi rest in the pan, else someone else will eat it! On a serious note, do not let the noodles rest as it becomes puffy. You might not want to eat them. Add more water for soupy noodles.

Watch Rockhy and Mayur having the comfort food – Maggi Noodles

From where you can buy Maggi?

Check your kitchen closet… you might be having a packet now! Or the grocery store next to your building area Or yes Amazon! Still, I want to know who orders it online?


I would want to know why do you love Maggi and if you could share me your secret recipe… shhh everything is secret on social media 😀 you can share with #foodeezjunction or tag @foodeezjunction on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.


I think you would want to see these updates from the Maggi noodle lovers.


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A Simple and Easy Way to Make Arhar Dal | How to Make Tur Dal

Arhar Dal is a very commonly cooked lentil at Indian homes, be it lunch or dinner. There are innumerous ways you can cook Arhar dal. But this simple and easy Toor/Tur or Arhar Dal is one of my favourites.

I call it an easy one because you just need to put everything in the pressure cooker and see the magic! This is simple and tasty. You can even have it instead as a pigeon pea or Arhar dal soup. Continue reading A Simple and Easy Way to Make Arhar Dal | How to Make Tur Dal

November 2016 Roundup

Hey Foodeez,

It’s December! This month always reminds us that time flies by and we are going to get a year older. Have you thought of doing something yet for yourself? No, I’m not talking about New Year resolutions – we always make an unrealistic approach through them. I’m talking about doing something really, something that you love and had wanted to do from long time. Don’t say, you don’t have enough time. It’s just that you need to pull your socks and get started. Continue reading November 2016 Roundup

Easy Mooli ki Sabzi Recipe | How to Make Radish Sabzi

It is one of those days when I want to write and share a recipe with you but couldn’t focus. Does this happens with you too? And when? I have so many things to share, everything is organized too – I have planned how to proceed, maintained a planner – just that I need a motivation or something like that!

When such is the case, I simply cook, to get cleared in my head. And today I cooked Mooli (Radish) ki Sabzi. This veggie is one such cuisine you will find at many Indian homes during Winter season. This Mooli ki Sabzi recipe is very easy to make, less ingredients and it doesn’t require much involvement. You just put everything on stove and see the magic 🙂 Continue reading Easy Mooli ki Sabzi Recipe | How to Make Radish Sabzi

Bhindi Recipe, Less Ingredients and an Awesome Taste

Bhindi is a very common vegetable at Indian Kitchens. There are so many different ways you can cook Bhindi or lady finger or okra. I, recently, came across something unusual made of Bhindi at a food show. A Bhindi Ice Cream! You can find it in Gujarat. I don’t know if we can get it in other parts of India too.

Earlier, I’d shared an on-request recipe of Kurkuri Bhindi Fry. Just click on the link and try another Bhindi Recipe. Do not forget to write to me or tag #foodeezjunction when you share on Facebook or Instagram.

Do you know the health benefits of Bhindi? It helps in digestion, controls blood sugar level and also helps improve immunity. Write to me at foodeezjunction@gmail.com if you are looking for some specific Bhindi Recipe and I’ll definitely get back. Continue reading Bhindi Recipe, Less Ingredients and an Awesome Taste

October 2016 Roundup

Hey Foodeez,

Hope you are having a great time! As I’d said earlier, I will restart the Kitchen category soon, I’m still working on the topics; meanwhile if you want some guidance in setting up your kitchen and the basic things you would require, feel free to drop your message in the comment section below or just email me at foodeezjunction@gmail.com . I’ll try and guide you in the best possible way. Continue reading October 2016 Roundup

Please Your Palate! Homemade Kachoris Recipe | How to Make Kachori

I always preferred Pooris over Kachoris until now. While buying vegetables for last week, I got Karonda (or crane berries) too. Upon seeing Karonda, the first thought was to make its sabzi like how mom-used to make at home.

I called mom over phone and told her about the veggie and she was pleased to tell me the recipe on how she makes Karonda ki Sabzi. And then when she asked what will you make as the accompaniment, I plainly said paratha. She encouraged me to make Kachoris this time and have with Karonde ki sabzi. I followed her and the result was really really great. Continue reading Please Your Palate! Homemade Kachoris Recipe | How to Make Kachori

Aloo ki Kachori – a Special Holiday Snack

Aloo ki kachori is typically a north Indian dish. You can take it in snacks and if you are a kachori lover, you would definitely want to have it in breakfasts too.

Kachori is a deep fried, crispy and flaky pastry, similar to samosa. But it is different in shape and taste, and the ingredients too. You can make kachoris from peas, aloo, moong dal, urad dal or keema stuffing. I chose to make and share aloo kachori recipe as potatoes are my daughter’s favourite. Continue reading Aloo ki Kachori – a Special Holiday Snack

An Easy Recipe for Kashmiri Chicken Rogan Josh

You say chicken and I would say a YES! That’s my love for the Chicken cuisines. So, here I’m, again, with another Recipe – Kashmiri Chicken Rogan Josh. Usually, people have mutton rogan josh but as I said I love chicken cuisines, I replaced mutton with chicken and made this Kashmiri Chicken Rogan Josh. Continue reading An Easy Recipe for Kashmiri Chicken Rogan Josh

Bhuney Baingan ka Bharta | How to Make Eggplant Bharta

Baingan ka Bharta is a cuisine from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In India, baingan ka bharta cuisine is famous in various states like Punjab, Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal.

Baingan ka Bharta, in Marathi, is known as wangyacha bharit. The word Bharta is pronounced as bhurta. Continue reading Bhuney Baingan ka Bharta | How to Make Eggplant Bharta

Hari Matar ka Nimona Recipe| How to Make Nimona

Hari Matar Nimona is a thick gravy of green peas with diced potatoes in it.

I learnt this Matar Nimona recipe from my mom. If you haven’t made this still, try at home once and you will fall in love with this matar recipe; this cuisine is something different from the usual. Mom used to make it more in winter season as we get fresh peas then. Still if you don’t get fresh peas, you can try making this hari matar ka nimuna with the frozen ones. Continue reading Hari Matar ka Nimona Recipe| How to Make Nimona

Veg Beetroot Biryani Recipe

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Beetroot Biryani! I heard about it for the first time in Hyderabad itself. My colleague would bring in lunch. It’s tasty!

I’m someone who would avoid eating beetroot raw. Even if it is served in salad, I would avoid taking it. I had always liked Chukandar ka halwa but Chukandar ki biryani or Beetroot Biryani was new to me. Continue reading Veg Beetroot Biryani Recipe

April – Recipe Recap

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Here is a recipe recap for April if you have missed. We enjoyed making these cuisines at home. Share your cooking experiences if you too made any of these dishes from the recipes on foodeezjunction.com