Its always been a task to get the rice-- just right for various ways we love to serve it. I hope the methods mentioned below will help all searching to make the perfect rice.
Types of rice available.
Amba More -- Perfect for pulaos, daily serving and making about any rice preparation.
Basmati Rice --- Perfect for biryanis and those special occasions
Sela Rice --- Perfect long grained rice though a little dark in colour need to soak this rice for 2 hrs in water and little lime juice before you begin to cook it.
Another important aspect to boiling rice is the correct vessel I like a heavy bottom pan with a glass lid. Its a great investment if you don't already own one.
Biryanis and Pulaos-- ensure the rice is old (all the rice in super markets generally is) 1 cup rice to 1 & 3/4 cup water, 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp oil .
Wash the rice well add water, salt and oil.Put to boil on the smaller burner. ( Taste the water there should be enough salt) Once the water starts to boil cover with the lid and turn the gas low. Cook till all water evaporates. (this is where your glass lid will come handy)
Now without waiting for the rice to cool, immediately turn it onto a big tray. Leave to cool a bit and drizzle some oil and separate out with a fork. Leave under a fan till completely cool and each grain is separate.
For regular rice 1 cup rice to 2 cups water and follow the above method do not turn it over onto a tray. Leave it in the vessel to cool.
This I dedicate to My sister Sonu who makes awesome pulaos and bought me the vessel and taught me the perfect way to boil rice. Rajul