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Plain Boiled Rice or Chawal or Bhaat

Rice is a staple grain that is served with almost all meals in India and it’s impossible to imagine an Indian meal without rice in it! Plain boiled rice is made and served everyday in almost all Indian households. Let’s check out in this post how to cook plain boiled Rice or Bhaat (Name commonly used in West Bengal and other Eastern States)?

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Note: Keep in mind, following cooking procedure is not meant for Basmati Rice. It’s applicable only for cooking common rice types like Dubraj, HMT, Kolam etc.

Read Plain Boiled Rice Recipe in Hindi

Ingredients for making Plain Boiled Rice

  • 2 Cups or 400 Grams of Common Rice viz. Doobraj, HMT, Kolam etc.
  • 2 Cups or 500 mL of fresh drinking water

Cooking Method for Plain Boiled Rice

1) Wash the rice very well and soak it in water for at least 10 minutes OR you can also wash it using cold running water without soaking:

rice soaked in water

2) Now, put the rice inside a 3 Liter Pressure Cooker and pour 2 cups or 500 mL of water in it. The water must come at least 3 centimeter above rice surface. If you want, you can also add 1 Tablespoon or 5 mL of vegetable oil or ghee in the cooker.

3) Close the lid of pressure cooker tightly and start heating the cooker until you hear first whistle. Lower down the heat and cook the rice for another 1 minute.

4) With cooker lid tightly closed, turn off the heat and allow the cooker to cool off naturally.

5) Open the cooker lid and your rice is ready to be served with Toor Dal Tadka:

cooked rice inside pressure cooker

plain boiled rice

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Plain Boiled Rice or Chawal or Bhaat
Rice is a staple grain that is served with almost all meals in India. Let's check out how to cook plain boiled rice or chawal or bhaat?
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Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Main Course
Serves: 2-3
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Ingredients
  • 2 Cups or 400 Grams of Common Rice viz. Doobraj, HMT, Kolam etc.
  • 2 Cups or 500 mL of water
Instructions
  1. Wash the rice and soak it in water for about 10 minutes. If you are in a hurry, then you can skip soaking the rice, but you need to rinse it very well using cold running water.
  2. Put the rice inside 3 Liter Pressure Cooker and add 2 cups or 500 mL of fresh drinking water. The water must come at least 3 Centimeter above the surface of rice.
  3. Close the lid of cooker tightly and start heating it until the first whistle comes.
  4. When you hear the first whistle, lower down the heat and cook the rice for another 1 minute.
  5. Turn off the heat and leave the cooker to cool naturally. Keep the lid tightly closed.
  6. Open the lid and you rice is ready to be served.
Notes
1. Don't cook Basmati Rice using this method.

2. You can also add 1 tablespoon or 5 mL of vegetable oil or ghee.

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